Patrick Deakins (left) and Mark Scalise (right) / Courtesy photos
Washington County voters chose a Republican Party nominee for county judge by an 18-vote margin in the June 21 runoff election between Patrick Deakins and Mark Scalise.
Deakins finished first with 2,623 votes (50%) while Scalise took 2,605 votes (49%), according to final, unofficial results released Tuesday night by the Washington County Election Commission.
The two candidates advanced to a runoff after the May 24 Republican Party primary election when Scalise was first with 32% of the votes and Deakins was second with 23%. Sharon Lloyd (21%) and Tom Terminella (19%) were the other two candidates.
Deakins will face Josh Moody in the November general election. Moody secured the Democratic nomination for the judge position with 69% of the vote in the May 24 primary.
Election results showed 5,285 total ballots cast in the primary runoff. That represents just under 4% of the 139,024 registered voters in Washington County.
The full, unofficial results from Washington County are listed below (see state races here):
REPUBLICAN COUNTY JUDGE
Patrick Deakins – 2,623
Mark Scalise – 2,605
REPUBLICAN JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DISTRICT 14
Gary Ricker – 335
Aaron Wood – 242
REPUBLICAN CONSTABLE DISTRICT 1
John R. Buchan – 682
John Duggar – 597