General Election: Full vote results from Hood River County

Total turnout, Hood River County: 84.34 percent — 9,837 out of 11,663 eligible

A total of 138 “question ballots” remain to be counted in Hood River County, and they will be tabulated later this month. (Details on page A1.)


U.S. President

Barack Obama (D), 5,977 (61.5 percent)

Mitt Romney (R), 3,440 (35 percent)

Jill Stein, 124

Rocky Anderson, 31

Gary Johnson, 112

Will Christensen 18

Hood River County School District Measure 14-48 (Local Option)

Yes — 5,803, 62 percent

No — 3,528, 38 percent


Matt English, 5,405, 61.1

Neal Holste, 3,411, 38.6

U.S. House Dist. 2

Greg Walden (R), 5,054, 54.3

Joyce Segers (D), 4,089, 43.9

Joe Tabor (LBT), 164, 1.76

Walden won re-election.

State House Dist. 52

Peter Nordbye, 4,721, 52.7

Mark Johnson (R), 4,228, 47.2)

Johnson won re-election

Hood River City Council (top three elected)

Kate McBride, 1,626, 29.85 percent

Mark Zanmiller, 1,469, 26.97 percent

Laurent Picard, 1,152, 21.15 percent

Nikki Hollatz, 1,148, 21.08 percent

Cascade Locks Mayor

Tom Cramblett, 284, 59.4 percent

Lance Masters, 193, 40.4 percent

Cascade Locks City Council (top three elected)

Glenda Groves, 250, 18.20 percent

Randy Holmstrom, 248, 18.05 percent

Bruce Fitzpatrick, 247, 17.98 percent

Jeff Helfrich, 221, 16.08 percent

Richard Randall, 215, 15.65 percent

Ralph Hesgard, 185, 13.46 percent

Cascade Locks Measures:

14-49: No 322 (66.5); yes 162 (33.5)

14-51: No 331 (68.5); yes 152 (31.5)

State Treasurer

Ted Wheeler (D), 5,657, 64 percent

Tom Cox (R), 2,693, 30.5 percent

Cameron Whitten, 227

John Mahler, 161

Michael Paul Marsh, 74

Wheeler won re-election

Attorney General

Ellen Rosenblum (D), 5,380, 61.8 percent

James Buchal (R), 2,918, 33.5 percent

James Leuenberger, 239

Chris Henry, 152

Rosenblum won re-election

Secretary of State

Kate Brown (D), 5,142, 56.6 percent

Knute Buehler (R), 3,436, 37.8 percent

Seth Woolley, 301

Bruce McKnight, 122

Robert Wolfe 79

Brown won re-election

Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries

Brad Avakian (D), 3,672, 55.0 percent

Bruce Starr (R), 2,972, 44.5 percent

Supreme Court Position 3

Richard Baldwin, 3.294, 50.86 percent

Nenna Cook, 3,161, 48.8 percent

Court of Appeals Position 6

James C. Egan, 3,343, 56 percent

Tim Volpert, 2,601, 43.6 percent

Measure 77, catastrophic disaster declaration — 5,346 yes; 3,418 no — PASSED statewide

Measure 78, separation of powers — 6,490 yes; 2,324 no — PASSED statewide

Measure 79, real estate taxes — 4,976 yes; 3,896 no — statewide) — PASSED statewide

Measure 80, marijuana — 4,831 no; 4,574 yes — FAILED statewide

Measure 81, gillnet prohibition — 5,616 no; 3,361 yes — FAILED statewide

Measure 82, private casinos — 7,096 no; 2,263 yes — FAILED statewide

Measure 83, Wood Village casino — 7,006 no; 2,336 yes — FAILED statewide

Measure 84, inheritance taxes — 4,994 no; 4,122 yes — FAILED statewide

Measure 85, kicker for education — 5,628 yes; 3,536 no — PASSED statewide

Hood River Mayor

Arthur Babitz, 1,996

Circuit Court, Dist. 7 Position 21 — John A. Olson, 5,172

Hood River Soil and Water — Brian Nakamura, 5,827; John Joyer, 5,583; Cindy Collins, 5,372

Board of Commissioners, Chairman

Ron Rivers, 6,063

Board of Commissioners, Position 2

Maui Meyer, 1,263

Board of Commissioners, Position 4

Les Perkins, 1,320

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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