The dominance of incumbents in last week’s irrigation district elections continued with the Benton Irrigation District.
Board member Tyler Wilson had 754 votes, or 68 percent, to 358 votes, or 32 percent, for Tim Small, the district announced Wednesday.
Wilson is a family farmer who wants to improve communications between the district’s office and its members and improve understanding of the district’s day-to-day operations, according to the questionnaire he filled out for the Herald.
The Benton Irrigation District diverts water from the Yakima River to 4,630 acres of irrigable land, according to its website. The district serves an area about 20 miles west of the Tri-Cities.
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Incumbents in the Kennewick, Columbia and South Columbia Basin irrigation districts also were re-elected.