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  • Wagner wins re-election as county sheriff

    Dale Brown, The Journal|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    RITZVILLE — There won’t be a new sheriff in Adams County, at least not in the near future. At the end of the first day of counting in the Nov. 8 general election, incumbent Dale J. Wagner of Othello was leading challenger Matthew Carlson of Ritzville. In the early tally, Wagner had 1,091 votes (56.24%); Carlson received 832 votes (42.89%). “I’m happy with the results, thus far,” Wagner said. “I just want to get back to the business of the Sheriff’s Office.” On election night, Carlson was working a shift for the Ritzville P...

  • Murray carries King County, wins

    Roger Harnack, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    PASCO – Local farm girl turned political newcomer Tiffany Smiley securely has all 20 of Eastern Washington's counties in her corner. In fact, she won 28 of the state's 39 counties in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election. Yet, she still lost to career politician Patty Murray, D-Shoreline. As of press time, Smiley, a Pasco Republican, was trailing Murray by more than 400,000 votes. Murray had 1,591,893 votes (57.09%); Smiley had 1,190,279 votes (42.69%). Smiley was unable to b...

  • Garza leads Thompson

    Roger Harnack, The Journal|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    RITZVILLE — Twenty-two votes. That’s the difference between the two candidates running for the Adams County Commissioner District No. 3 seat as of press time this weke. After the initial count Nov. 8, incumbent Terry Thompson had a small lead. But late-arriving ballots have flipped the outcome. As of press time Tuesday, Miguel A. “Mike” Garza had 1,772 votes (49.65%. Incumbent Thompson had 1,750 votes (49.03%). Garza has a 22-vote lead, but there may potentially be some late-arriving ballots that will have to be counted...

  • Incumbents retain congressional seats

    Roger Harnack, The Journal|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    SPOKANE – Incumbent Congress-woman Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily defeated her 5th Congressional District challenger in the Nov. 8 general election. As of press time, McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, had amassed 168,708 votes (59.25%). She led every county in the district. Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Natasha Hill of Spokane was a distant second with 115,391 votes (40.52%). The two were vying to be the representative of Washington’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Asotin, Garfield, Columbia, Whitman, Spokane, Lin...

  • Incumbents retain congressional seats

    Roger Harnack, The Journal|Updated Nov 16, 2022

    SUNNYSIDE – Despite being censured by most Republican committees in the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse has been re-elected. Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, defeated Democratic challenger Doug White in the Nov. 8 general elections. Newhouse is one 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol protest. As a result of his failure to support the president, Republican central committees across Central Washington voted to censure him. But in the Nov. 8 general e...