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Competitive primary elections coming in August

Multiple candidates filed for several county and state offices by the May 15 deadline, bringing excitement to both Skagit County’s Aug. 4 primary and its Nov. 3 general elections.

The Legislative District 10 senate seat and its two state house seats are hotly contested, with hundreds of thousands of dollars already collectively raised. Retiring Rep. Norma Smith’s Position 1 seat has drawn five candidates. Greg Gilday is the lone Republican, while Democrat Scott McMullen is the lone Skagit County resident. The other candidates, Democrats from Island County, are Angie Homola, Ivan Lewis and Suza...


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