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2021 General Election: Three incumbents trail challengers

 

November 4, 2021

DAYTON–Three incumbents currently serving on the Dayton City Council, Port of Columbia Commission and the Dayton School Board have been outpolled by challengers in local races on the November 2 ballot, and a race for Port Commission No. 3 between Jack Miller and Johnny Watts is too close to call as of election night.

City Councilman Fred Crowe, representing position 7, trails challenger Tyler "Tiger" Dieu by a slim margin, 39 votes in preliminary returns on Election Night. Dieu received 430 votes to Crowe's 391.

Port Commissioner Shawn Brown, representing District 1, trails challenger Seth Bryan by 18 percentage points, receiving 546 votes to Bryan's 787.

Seeking re-election to a long-held School Director post, David D. Bailey is 85 votes behind Korinda Wallace, who has received 651 votes and 53.27% compared to Bailey's 566 votes and 46.23%.

The tightest race is between two candidates who edged out the incumbent in August's Primary: Jack Miller and Johnny Watts. Miller has a 16-vote lead over Watts in preliminary returns on election night, Miller receiving 698 votes and Watts 682.

Another close race is for City Council Member No. 3, between Cindi John and Teeny McMunn. McMunn is leading, as of the preliminary count, with 424 votes to John's 392, a difference of 32 votes. Both candidates are vying for this office for the first time.

Other City offices with races include Member No. 1 between Laura Aukerman and Boe Stevenson. Aukerman, as of preliminary returns, held a substantial 169-vote lead over Stevenson's 316 votes. Both are newcomers to candidacy for City Council.

Member No. 5 candidate Marchand Hovrud received 514 votes and 69.65% of the vote while a write-in candidate has received 224 votes, or 30.35%. As of election night, the write-in candidate was not identified although Vicki Zoller campaigned as a write-in for this seat.

Voters casting their vote for School Director No. 4 gave Aneesha Dieu 666 votes or 54.55% of the total while Anna J. Berg, a candidate who had withdrawn from candidacy, received 546 or 44.72%.

Aukerman, John, Tyler Dieu, Bryan, Wallace, Watts, Hovrud and Aneesha Dieu are affiliated with a recently formed group in the county, the Columbia County Conservatives.

All three Advisory Votes were strongly repealed in Columbia County and appear to be nixed by statewide voters.

City of Dayton

Member No. 1

Laura Aukerman 485 60.47%

Boe Stevenson 316 39.4%

Member No. 3

Cindi John 392 47.86%

Teeny McMunn 424 51.77%

Write in 3 0.37%

Member No. 5

Marchand Hovrud 514 69.65%

Write in 224 30.35%

Member No. 7

Fred Crowe 391 47.51%

Tyler Dieu 430 52.25%

Town of Starbuck

Mayor

Zonia Dedloff 31 91.18%

Write in 3 8.82%

Council Member No. 2

K. Ruth Shearer 22 68.75%

Write in 10 31.25%

Council Member No. 4

Darcy Linklater 24 85.71%

Write in 4 14.29%

Council Member No. 5

Mark Hall 31 96.88%

Clerk/Treasurer

Steven G. Wildman 34 94.44%

Write in 2 5.56%

Columbia County Fire District No. 1

Commissioner No. 2

Dick Rubenser 25 100%

Columbia County Fire District No. 2

Brooke Mikesell 61 98.39%

Columbia County Fire District No. 3

Mike Spring 927 97.17

Write in 27 2.83%

Port of Columbia

Commissioner No. 1

Shawn Brown 546 40.93%

Seth Bryan 787 59%

Commissioner No. 3

Jack Miller 698 50.58%

Johnny Watts 682 49.42%

Public Hospital District

Commissioner No. 3

Jim Kime 1,003 97.38%

Write in 27 2.62

Commissioner No. 4

Barbara Miller 1024 96.42%

Write in 383.58%

Prescott Joint Park and Rec Dist.

Commissioner Subd. 2

Jason Kaehler 3 40%

Victoria Erwin 3 60%

Total

Kaehler 62 51.24%

Erwin 59 48.76%

Commissioner Subd. 3

Douglas Venn 5 100%

Total

Venn 99 95.19%

Commissioner Subd. 5

Carol Hartwig 4 100%

Total 104 97.2%

Dayton School District

Director No. 1

David D. Bailey 566 46.32%

Korinda Wallace 651 53.27%

Director No. 3

Grant Griffen 939 97.51%

Write in 24 2.49

Director No. 4

Aneesha Dieu 666 54.55%

Anna J. Berg 546 44.72%

Director No. 5

Jeff McCowen 987 97.24%

Starbuck School District

Director No. 2

Diane Lusk 50 100%

Director No. 3

Karen Rubenser 36 97.3%

Director 5 AL

Shelley Hall 39 100%

Waitsburg School District

Director Dist. 1

Sarah Boudrieau 20 90.91%

Total

Boudrieau 190 95%

Director Dist. 3

Stephanie Cole 20 71.43%

Ann Miller 7 25%

Total

Cole 149 57.98%

Miller 103 40.08%

Director Dist. 3

Lisa Morrow 20 83.33%

Total

Morrow 188 89.1%

Advisory Vote No. 36

Repeal 1,093 79.9%

Maintain 275 20.1%

Statewide

Repeal 579,963

Maintain 446,594

Advisory Vote No. 37

Repeal 1,108 81.71%

Maintain 248 18.29%

Statewide

Repeal 648,513

Maintain 381,615

Advisory Vote No. 38

Repeal 1,081 80.61%

Maintain 260 19.39%

Statewide

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Seth Bryan received 787 votes to incumbent Port Commissioner No. 1 Shawn Brown's 546 in Election Night returns.

Repeal 598,952

Maintain 411,467

Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District

Proposition 1

Yes 4 66.67%

No 2 33.33%

All

Yes 77 59.23%

No 53 40.77%

 
 

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