In Franklin County, Proposition 1 is passing. Initial results show 62% of voters said “yes” to the county’s criminal justice and public safety tax. 38% voted “no.” The measure would increase the sales and use tax in Franklin County and the City of Pasco 3/10 of one percent.
As for Pasco council members, the only two contested races show Al Yenny is beating Andrew Johnson, with 61% of votes. Johnson has received 39%. The second contested race has Rebecca Francik with 66% of votes and John Talbott with 34%.
In Benton County, the City of Kennewick Council position 7 shows Mayor Steve Young is winning with 70% of votes, beating out controversial candidate Loren Nichols who received 30% votes. Nichols was known for his stance on immigration.