Final results of the Aug. 3 primary election, certified on Aug. 17, show few changes from the initial election night counts.
In the four-way race to see which two candidates will compete in November for the Camas City Council Ward 3, Position 2 seat formerly filled by interim Camas Mayor Ellen Burton, Leslie Lewallen, a retired attorney and mother of four children who moved to Camas in 2018, and former Washougal City Council member Jennifer McDaniel garnered the most votes, with 46.4 percent and 21.82 percent, respectively, and will move on to the Nov. 2 general election.
The other two Ward 3, Position 2 Camas City Council candidates in the primary election — Camas School Board’s Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman John Svilarich and Alicia King, an 18-year Camas School District volunteer and founding member of the Camas Tree Protectors group, received 17.57 percent (Svilarich) and 13.82 percent (King) of the votes.
Another four-way Camas City Council primary race — this time for Camas City Councilwoman Melissa Smith’s Ward 1, Position 2 seat — decided which top two vote-getters will move on to the general election.
A total of 1,582 voters weighed in on the Ward 1, Position 2 primary election and threw the most votes to Marilyn Dale-Boerke, a 35-year resident of Camas and the head of human resources for the Camas School District, and Gary Perman, a lifelong Camas resident and owner of the PermanTech Search Group. Dale-Boerke received 43.36 percent of the votes while Perman picked up 36.85 percent.
The other two candidates in the primary race for the Ward 1, Position 2 Camas City Council seat, Camas Planning Commission member Shawn High and pastor Geoerl Niles, received 11.19 percent (High) and 7.96 percent (Niles) of the votes.
In Washougal mayoral race, Ford and Ramos move on to general election
In Washougal, Derek Ford and Rochelle Ramos will compete in the Nov. 2 general election to see who will be that city’s next mayor.
The November general election will include races for 16 open positions in Camas-Washougal. In Washougal, voters will choose a new mayor as well as three city councilors and two school board members. In Camas, voters will select a new mayor, three council members and two school board members. Other races include the Port of Camas-Washougal Board of Commissioners and the East County Fire and Rescue Commission.
For more information about the primary election, visit clark.wa.gov/elections.