Former councilman Don Aubrey, with 67 percent of the vote, is pulling ahead in the race for a seat on the Prosser City Council.
Trevor Day has 23 percent of the vote, while incumbent Ernie Troemel has 10 percent.
The count includes ballots turned in by 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The rest will be counted starting Wednesday.
Aubrey, 66, is a Prosser native who was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the city council in 1995. He served until 1997 but had to step down when his work schedule at Milne Fruit conflicted with meetings. He’s retired now.
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Day, 30, has lived in Prosser for 20 years and is production manager for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in Paterson. He has a bachelor’s degree in government from Eastern Washington University.
Troemel, 72, who was elected to the city council in 2005, is a Yakima Valley native who’s lived in Prosser since 1960. He’s a retired school teacher and certified public accountant.
The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary advance to the general election on Nov. 5. The primary election will be certified on Aug. 20.