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Contested seats in city council races on Nov. 7

Election 2017: vote Tuesday

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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

Cottonwood:

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).

Grangeville:

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.

Stites:

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

Ferdinand:

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

Kooskia:

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

Riggins:

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



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