ENTERPRISE, Ore – With 64 percent of the votes counted, Todd Nash appears to be the winner in the race for county commissioner.
At the first count just after 8 p.m., Nash had 1,495 votes, 62.5 percent of the total. Steve Wolfe garnered 740 votes for a total of 31 percent. Dan DeBoie, who announced he was withdrawing from the race April 25, received 136 votes.
In the presidential race, Donald Trump received 73.5 percent of the vote with a total 1,019. Ted Cruz trailed a distant second with 15 percent followed by John Kasich with 9 percent. Wallowa County Democrats favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House where Sanders brought in 55.75 percent of the votes.
In the race for U.S. Senate Ron Wyden received 86.5 percent of Wallowa County Democrats’ vote while the Republicans favored Sam Carpenter over Mark Callahan by three and a half points. No surprise in the race for Oregon’s Second Congressional District on the GOP side – Greg Walden received 83 percent of the votes over Paul Romero.
Kate Brown was the overwhelming favorite with 80 percent of the votes. The vote was closer on the Republican side with Bud Pierce’s 44 percent over Allen Alley’s 29 percent. Bard Avakian and Val Hoyle had a close race for secretary of state – Avakian received 35.51 percent over Hoyles’s 34.13 percent.