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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Mullen holds commanding lead

 

Last updated 11/3/2020 at 10:59pm



PASCO — Republican political newcomer Rocky Mullen is well on his way to being a Franklin County commissioner.

After Tuesday night's initial tally of ballots, Mullen had a comfortable 16,364-10,657 vote lead over Democrat Ana Ruiz Peralta.

Mullen had 60.48% of the vote to Peralta's 39.38% of the 27,059 ballots counted, so far.

The winner of the race will replace Robert "Bob" Koch, who did not seek re-election, and join Commissioner Clint Didier on the county's governing board.

The county mailed out 41,902 ballots to registered voters in the Nov. 3 general election.

County officials could still count more than 13,000 late-arriving ballots in the coming days.

Author Bio

Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

Email: [email protected]
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Twitter: @RogerHarnack

 

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