Evergreen Public Schools board challenger Bethany Rivard is seeing a last-minute surge of support, putting her within 200 votes of defeating incumbent Rob Perkins.
The gap between Perkins, a software developer, and Rivard, a high school teacher in neighboring Vancouver Public Schools, has narrowed with additional ballot returns this week in the District No. 2 race. Perkins leads with 50.4 percent of the votes to Rivard’s 49.6 percent. Only 167 ballots separate the two candidates.
Two candidates in the race for Camas-Washougal Port District Commissioner, meanwhile, are in a dead heat. Both candidates, incumbent Bill Ward and challenger Cassi Marshall, have 5,149 votes of the 10,298 cast in that race.
Another 14,000 votes remain to be counted, according to the Clark County Elections Office. How many of those come from any given jurisdiction is impossible to tell. Additional results are slated to be released by 4 p.m. Friday.