Two incumbent Asotin County Commissioners have advanced to November’s General Election after easily advancing in Tuesday’s primary election.
Commissioners Chris Seubert and Brian Shinn easily moved on to November with Seubert garnering 72 percent of the vote in District 2 so far, and Shinn collecting 65 percent in District 1. Shinn will face political newcomer Brad Gary, who garnered 21 percent of the vote or Clee Manchester who has 14 percent so far.
Seubert will face Michael Henze, who was in second place at 17 percent, or Dennis Plunkett who had 11 percent. The top two vote-getters in each race advance to November’s general election.
The three-way race for Superior Court judge was narrowed to attorney Brooke Burns, of Clarkston, and Columbia County District Court Judge Scott Marinella, of Dayton.
Voter turnout was at roughly 34 percent as of Tuesday night in Asotin County. Officials estimate at least 1,400 ballots are on hand to count, plus the ones that arrive in today’s mail with an Aug. 4 postmark. Updates will be made on the auditor’s website after the next count. (Lewiston Tribune)