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Ballot drop box located in the Ferndale City Hall parking lot (August 2020). Photo: My Ferndale News

Initial 2020 Primary Election results (Aug. 4th)

Initial results of Ferndale and Whatcom County political races and propositions reported as of 8:23pm, August 4th, by the Washington State Secretary of State and Whatcom County Election Division are as follows. Top 2 vote-getters will advance to the General Election in November.


Next Ballot Count: 8/5/2020 5pm

Whatcom Superior Court Judge Position 2

  • James Erb – 16,587 (33.37%)
  • Evan Jones – 19,811 (39.86%)
  • Lisa Keeler – 13,223 (26.6%)

Whatcom Superior Court Judge Position 4

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  • David E. Freeman – 28,021 (59.54%)
  • Carl Munson – 8,833 (18.77%)
  • Jim Nelson – 10,044 (21.34%)

Governor (top 4 vote getters)

  • Jay Inslee – 645,659 (51.96%)
  • Loren Culp – 207,448 (16.7%)
  • Joshua Freed – 90,272 (7.27%)
  • Tim Eyman – 87,532 (7.04%)

Lt. Governor (top 4 vote getters)

  • Denny Heck – 332,745 (27.78%)
  • Marko Liias – 199,425 (16.65%)
  • Ann Davison Sattler – 138,168 (11.54%)
  • Marty McClendon – 129,060 (10.78%)

Secretary of State

  • Kim Wyman – 612,171 (50.13%)
  • Gael Tarleton – 546,178 (44.73%)
  • Ed Minger – 39,567 (3.24%)
  • Gentry Lange – 22,103 (1.81%)

Attorney General

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  • Bob Ferguson – 693,614 (56.77%)
  • Matt Larkin – 287,008 (23.49%)
  • Brett Rogers – 151,427 (12.39%)
  • Mike Vaska – 88,352 (7.23%)

State Auditor

  • Pat (Patrice) McCarthy – 580,309 (48.16%)
  • Chris Leyba – 489,614 (40.63%)
  • Joshua Casey – 133,765 (11.1%)

Commissioner of Public Lands (top 4 vote getters)

  • Hilary Franz – 616,266 (51.61%)
  • Sue Kuehl Pederson – 259,918 (21.77%)
  • Cameron Whitney – 108,681 (9.1%)
  • Steve Sharon – 94,959 (7.95%)

Superintendent of Public Instruction (top 4 vote getters)

  • Chris Reykdal – 452,121 (40.31%)
  • Maia Espinoza – 269,106 (23.99%)
  • Ron Higgins – 226,819 (20.22%)
  • Dennis Wick – 66,904 (5.96%)

Insurance Commissioner

  • Mike Kreidler – 721,267 (60.16%)
  • Chirayu Avinash Patel – 334,383 (27.89%)
  • Anthony Welti – 140,851 (11.75%)

Congressional District 1 – U.S. Representative (top 4 vote getters)

  • Suzan DelBene – 74,273 (56.48%)
  • Jeffrey Beeler, Sr. – 42,374 (32.22)
  • Derek Chartrand – 7,664 (5.83%)
  • Justin Smoak – 3,025 (2.3%)

Legislative District 42 – State Representative Pos. 1

  • Luanne Van Werven – 19,701 (53.09%)
  • Alicia Rule – 17,380 (46.84%)

Legislative District 42 – State Representative Pos. 2

  • Jennifer Sefzik – 19,121 (51.57%)
  • Sharon Shewmake – 17,934 (48.36%)

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