PACIFIC COUNTY - Ilwaco City Council incumbent Mike Cassinelli will face off versus city planning commission member Don Parsons in November's general election following last week's mail-in primary voting.
Only 250 votes were cast in the primary race, which was the only ballot item that pertained to south Pacific County. Cassinelli received 131 votes, 52.4 percent of the total, Parsons got 108 votes, or 43.2 percent. Trailing was Don Berger, with 11 votes.
Elsewhere in the county, voters in Tokeland/North Cove overwhelmingly passed a $70,000 levy to help Fire District No. 5 provide emergency medical care, ambulance services and elections expenses to its citizens. Almost 79 percent voted for the levy.
Also winning handily was a 50 cent tax per $1,000 in property valuation to pay for emergency medical services in the North Pacific County Emergency Medical Service District, which encompasses Raymond, South Bend, Naselle, Willapa Valley and an area of the county near PeEll. About 67 percent of voters supported the levy.