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Ballot drop box located in the Ferndale City Hall parking lot (February 2016). Photo: My Ferndale News

Initial 2020 General Election results (Nov. 3rd)

Initial results of Ferndale and Whatcom County political races and propositions reported shortly after 8pm, November 3rd, by the Whatcom County Election Division and the Washington State Secretary of State are as follows.

These are preliminary results. The next update is expected about 5pm tomorrow.

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Local School Levy

Ferndale School District 502 Proposition 2022-13 School Programs and Operations Replacement Levy
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes11,82362.4%
No7,12537.6%
Total Votes18,948

Local District

Public Utility District 1 – Commissioner
CandidateVoteVote %
Jeffrey McClure44,88241.01%
Christine Grant64,27158.72%
Total Votes109,447

State Executive

Washington State Governor
CandidateVoteVote %
Jay Inslee (D)1,936,77359.57%
Loren Culp (R)1,305,23640.14%
Write-In9,4920.29%
Total Votes3,251,501
Washington State Lt. Governor
CandidateVoteVote %
Denny Heck (D)1,382,21647.31%
Marko Liias (D)987,84133.81%
Write-In551,68518.88%
Total Votes2,921,742
Washington State Secretary of State
CandidateVoteVote %
Kim Wyman (R)1,386,76750.24%
Gael Tarleton (D)1,370,79749.66%
Write-In2,9030.11%
Total Votes2,760,467
Washington State Treasurer
CandidateVoteVote %
Mike Pellicciotti (D)1,577,78857.63%
Duane A Davidson (R)1,157,92742.29%
Write-In2,1230.08%
Total Votes2,737,838
Washington State Auditor
CandidateVoteVote %
Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (D)1,711,61962.65%
Chris Leyba (R)1,018,43437.28%
Write-In2,1320.08%
Total Votes2,732,185
Washington State Attorney General
CandidateVoteVote %
Bob Ferguson (D)1,838,28259.45%
Matt Larkin (R)1,250,85440.45%
Write-In3,0950.1%
Total Votes3,092,231
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands
CandidateVoteVote %
Hilary Franz (D)1,826,00359.67%
Sue Kuehl Pederson (R)1,231,38740.24%
Write-In2,7800.09%
Total Votes3,060,170
Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction
CandidateVoteVote %
Chris Reykdal1,603,46656.91%
Maia Espinoza1,200,27142.6%
Write-In13,8120.49%
Total Votes2,817,549
Washington State Insurance Commissioner
CandidateVoteVote %
Mike Kreidler (D)2,052,17468.16%
Chirayu Avinash Patel (R)945,84231.42%
Write-In12,6250.42%
Total Votes3,010,641

Congressional

US Representative – Washington Congressional District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Suzan DelBene (D)217,97360.6%
Jeffrey Beeler (R)141,34939.3%
Write-In3530.1%
Total Votes359,675

Legislative

Legislative District 42 State Representative – Pos. 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Luanne Van Werven (R)41,40248.48%
Alicia Rule (D)43,92851.44%
Write-In690.08%
Total Votes85,399
Legislative District 42 State Representative – Pos. 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Jennifer Sefzik (R)40,80847.85%
Sharon Shewmake (D)44,39552.06%
Write-In790.09%
Total Votes85,282

Judicial

Whatcom Superior Court Judge – Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Evan Jones57,85550.53%
James Erb56,40749.27%
Total Votes114,497
Whatcom Superior Court Judge – Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
David E. Freeman89,41678.63%
Jim Nelson24,06521.16%
Total Votes113,718

State Measures

State Referendum 90 – uphold change in sexual health education law
MeasureVoteVote %
Approved1,893,05659.77%
Rejected1,273,97440.23%
Total Votes3,167,030
State Advisory Vote No. 32 – uphold a retail sales tax on carryout bags
MeasureVoteVote %
Repealed1,832,13359.51%
Maintained1,246,32640.49%
Total Votes3,078,459
State Advisory Vote No. 33 – uphold tax on heavy equipment rentals
MeasureVoteVote %
Repealed1,751,23557.42%
Maintained1,298,58142.58%
Total Votes3,049,816
State Advisory Vote No. 34 – uphold increase in business and occupation tax for certain businesses
MeasureVoteVote %
Repealed1,817,41360.07%
Maintained1,208,06139.93%
Total Votes3,025,474
State Advisory Vote No. 35 – uphold increase in business and occupation tax for commercial airplane manufacturers
MeasureVoteVote %
Repealed1,604,26052.66%
Maintained1,442,42347.34%
Total Votes3,046,683
State Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 8212 – allow public money held in a fund for long-term care services and supports to be invested by governments as authorized by law
MeasureVoteVote %
Approved1,453,59747.49%
Rejected1,607,48652.51%
Total Votes3,061,083

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