Mike Farmer A Strong Leader In Sunnyside District 2 Primary
August 18, 2009 2 Comments
Sunnyside City Council candidate Mike Farmer is leading very strongly in the District 2 Primary. Initial results posted by the Yakima County Auditor have him leading by more than double the votes received by the incumbent Jesse Hernandez, Jr.
Mike Farmer has 270 votes, or 57.32%. Incumbent Jesse Hernandez, Jr. has 130 votes or 27.60%. Political newcomer Thomas Warren received 69 votes, or 14.65%.
These are the initial results, and will be updated by the Yakima County Auditor on a daily basis as the final ballots arrive through the U.S. Mail. Yakima County is showing a little over 25% turnout of registered voters countywide so far in the primary results.
15th District Representative David Taylor will face off against Democratic challenger John Gotts in the general election. Interestingly, John Gotts publicly withdrew from the campaign, as he is reportedly moving out of the state to pursue a job opportunity in California. His name will still be on the ballot, however, because he withdrew after the time allowed to have his name taken off the ballot.
David Taylor received over 65% of the vote in the first day of reporting. John Gotts received 19%. The other Democrat challenger, Donicio Marichalar received 15%.