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Contested seats in city council races on Nov. 7

Election 2017: vote Tuesday



Elections are next Tuesday, Nov. 7, and voters will be deciding contested city council and mayoral races in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Stites and White Bird.

Polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sample ballots and polling stations location information is in this week’s Free Press, pages 4-6B.

Contested races


Three councilor positions are contested. A two-year-term position, sought by Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler. Two four-year-term positions, sought by Pat Holthaus, Lynn Guyer and Ron Grant have filed.

Newcomer Seth (Pepper) Harmon is running unopposed for mayor (four-year term).


Four are on the ballot for the four-year-term mayor position: Wes Lester, Lance McColloch, John M. Viknius and Danny Tackett. Viknius announced last week his intention to withdraw from the race; however, his name will still appear on the ballot – and those votes will be counted — as he missed the Sept. 23 withdrawal deadline.

Three four-year-term council positions are sought by Earl Musick, Beryl Grant, Scott Winkler, Todd McGeorge, Dan Gautney and Dylan Canaday.


Running for mayor (four-year term) are Rey Mireles and Gerald J. Cathey. Two four-year-term council seats are sought by Bonnie Shannon, Ralph Jackson, Neil Bronson, and write-in Joshua Bradley.

White Bird:

One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Barbara A. Lowe and Paul Sand. Two-four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Michelle McNamee, John Collins, Jeff Mager, Rick L. Alley and Darlene Wadsworth.

Homer Joe Brown is running unopposed for the four-year-term mayor position.

Uncontested City Races


Scott Oliver for mayor; Ronald W. Riener and Michele Lindgren for two council seats. All positions are four-year terms.


Danette Payton and Doreen M. Ash for two four-year-term council seats.


Glenna McClure for mayor; Jonathan Wilson and Roy Akins have filed for two four-year-term council seats.


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