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By Ken Stern 

Close primary results portend tight fall elections

Ron Wesen, Dave Paul finish second


August 19, 2020

Squeakers and surprises. Some incumbents placed second and several winners of county and state legislative districts’ Aug. 4 primary elections had razor-thin margins. Five-term Second District County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt has been retired, placing third in his bid for re-election.

Newcomer Mark Lundsten bested District 1 County Commissioner Ron Wesen (R-Bow) by 442 votes of over 19,000 cast. Johnny Archibald, former Anacortes city councilmember is out of the race. The two Anacortes Democrats won 54% of District 1 votes. Citizens countywide will vote for the commissioners in November...

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