Primary election results favor both new and old
Scott, Woodward, McDonald, Bradshaw among winners; Scotchman gets thumbs down
Voters in the Idaho primary elections showed a strong independent streak even within their parties as they voted Tuesday for a mix of incumbents and challengers - a trend in both local Bonner County races as well as state offices.
In the statewide marquee races, for Governor Republican Brad Little won that hotly contested seven-way race; for Democrats, winner was Paulette Jordan over A.J. Balukoff. For U.S. Representative, Republican Russ Fulcher and Democrat Cristina McNeil were winners.
In the most closely contested statewide race, in the five-way Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor, Janice McGeachin received 51,079 votes for 28.9 percent, little more than 1.5 percent ahead of Steve Yates, who received 48,221 votes for 27.3 percent.
That this election was of high interest among Bonner County voters was reflected in the turnout. A total 11,100 residents voted - marking nearly a 50% voter turnout and a whopping 60.9 percent increase over the last primary election. In the 2016 primary election, there were 6899 total votes cast of 22,152 registered voters.
Following are results for contested Bonner County races; these are unofficial results until canvassed.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT ONE- 2 year term
Bradshaw will face Democrat Patricia Wentworth, who was unopposed and received 1593 votes:
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT THREE- 4 year term
McDonald will face Democrat Steve Lockwood, who was unopposed and received 1608 votes.
SCOTCHMAN PEAKS ADVISORY VOTE
Following are results for races for District 1 Legislature, which includes Boundary and most of Bonner County.
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 1 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVEPOSITION A
Ellen Weissman 1716
Bob Vickaryous 197
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 1 FOR STATE SENATOR
DISTRICT JUDGEto succeed Justice John T. Mitchell
Click to see or download a complete breakdown of voting in Bonner County by precinct for all races, including state races, uncontested races and precinct committee chairs: Bonner County primary results.