Orange surges to early lead in Port of Vancouver race

Orange surges to early lead in Port of Vancouver race

first_imgDon Orange received 64.24 percent of the vote Tuesday to build a commanding lead in the race for a seat on the Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners.The race between Orange and Kris Greene was widely viewed as a referendum on the port’s proposed oil terminal project, and with an estimated 18,000 votes remaining to be counted — not all of them in the port district — the trends favor Orange.The port race was the most expensive and high-profile of dozens of city, school and other local service district races put before voters in this odd-year election. It also gave voters a chance to cast ballots of five local tax measures.Anne McEnerny-Ogle received 74.72 percent of the vote to be elected Vancouver’s first female mayor according to election results released shortly after polling closed Tuesday. Her opponent, Steven Cox, dropped out of the race but still received 23.46 of the vote. Jonathon Sauerwein, a write-in candidate, received 0.97 percent of the vote.The late Scott Campbell, who died during the campaign from complications of cancer, nevertheless received 61.54 percent of the vote over Maureen McGoldrick in the race for the Vancouver City Council, Position 1, filling a position vacated by Jack Burkman.last_img

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