Results from this week's irrigation district elections in Kennewick show a member of the water rates advisory committee likely will replace retiring director John Pringle for the Kennewick Irrigation District.
And in the Columbia Irrigation District it appears James Berger and Vernon Vogtman will be two new faces on that five-member board.
Kirk Rathbun, chairman of KID's water rates advisory committee, is leading for Position 1 with 1,246 votes. Dean Dennis received 51 votes for that seat, and James Wade trailed with 28.
Berger's 65 votes for Division 3 in the CID district was ahead of Bruce Sullivan's nine votes, while Vogtman's 27 votes appears to have defeated incumbent Gerald Sleater, who had two votes for Division 2.
There was no ballot for KID's Position 4 seat because incumbent John Jaksch ran unopposed. But seven people cast votes for Dale Walter as a write-in candidate to challenge Jaksch. District officials must decide how to count those votes.
Both irrigation districts will tally mail-in ballots Monday to determine final results. The irrigation district terms are for three years.