Columbia County voters overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the 9-1-1 operations levy in the May 21st election. Voters voted by an 85% to 15% margin to renew funding for five years for daily operations of the 9-1-1 emergency call and dispatch center.
In local elections for Vernonia School Board, all incumbents were re-elected, including Jim Krahn, Ernie Smith and Carrie Levenseller all candidates ran unopposed. Results for Position 6, which did not have a candidate filed to run but had 129 write-in votes, will not be known until next week.
In elections for the Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors, Luke Ellis was elected to Position 5 receiving 231 votes; Micheal Demeter received 216. Ben Davis was was elected to Position 1 running unopposed.
In elections for the Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District Board of Director, Joan Jones, William DeJager, and Patricia Wright were all elected having run unopposed. Position 5 had 21 write-in votes and the result of that count will also not be known until next week.