November 5, 2013, Tri-City Herald
Port of Pasco commission President Jean Ryckman led with 3,516 votes or 67 percent as of Tuesday evening in her bid to keep her seat.
Her challenger, Herb Brayton, 64, a senior buyer for Bechtel, had 1,723 votes or 33 percent as of the initial results.
Ryckman, 68, a retired Franklin PUD manager and the first woman to serve on the port commission, was appointed to the District 2 seat in July 2012 after former commissioner Ernie Boston retired.
Port commissioners will earn $9,600 per year plus $114 per meeting in 2014. The term is six years. Ballot counting will continue Wednesday. Election results will be certified Nov. 26.