As of Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Several city elections will be contested this November as residents vie for open council and mayor positions.
Races will be decided in the Nov. 7 election. The list of candidates could change as the deadline for write-in candidates, or for candidates to withdraw from the race, is next Friday, Sept. 22.
City Election Filings
Cottonwood: Three councilor positions are contested. For one two-year-term position, Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler have filed. For two four-year-term positions, Pat Holthaus, Lynn Guyer and Ron Grant have filed.
Newcomer Seth (Pepper) Harmon has filed unopposed for the four-year mayor position.
Ferdinand: Positions are uncontested. Scott Oliver has filed for mayor; Ronald W. Riener and Michele Lindgren have filed for two council seats. All positions are four-year terms.
Grangeville: Seats for mayor and city council are contested. Four people have filed for the four-year-term mayor position: Wes Lester, John M. Viknius, Lance McColloch and Danny Tackett.
Three four-year-term council positions are open, sought by Earl Musick, Beryl Grant, Scott Winkler, Todd McGeorge, Dan Gautney and Dylan Canaday.
Kooskia: Positions are uncontested. Danette Payton and Doreen M. Ash have filed for two four-year-term council seats.
Riggins: Positions are uncontested. Glenna McClure has filed for mayor; Jonathan Wilson and Roy Akins have filed for two four-year-term council seats.
Stites: Two have filed for mayor (four-year term); Rey Mireles and Gerald J. Cathey. Two four-year-term council seats are open, filed for by Bonnie Shannon, Ralph Jackson and Neil Bronson.
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.
The four-year-term mayor position is uncontested, filed for by Homer Joe Brown.
Positions are either uncontested or have no filings in races for cemetery, fire and recreation districts.
Cemetery: Clearwater (two seats; James M. Hunter); Cottonwood (one seat; Joseph Schaeffer); Ferdinand (two seats; no filings); Grangeville (two seats; Rick L. Lance, Jerry Jessup); Kamiah (one seat; no filing); Keuterville (two seats; Bob Goeckner, Charlie Poxleitner); Pine Grove (one seat; no filing); Riggins (one seat; Patty M. Solberg); White Bird (one seat; Ralph D. Russell); Winona (one seat; no filing); Woodland (one seat; no filing).
Fire Protection: Cottonwood (one seat; Thomas R. Sonnen); Grangeville (two seats; Mike Mager and Bill Fowler); Harpster (one seat; Gary M. Lazenby); Kamiah (one seat; Richard Lockart, Lewis County).
White Bird Recreation District: Two seats open, sought by Dean Heckman and Steve Dalgliesh.