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Bruce Walker stands outside his Main Street business, Walker’s Jewelry. Walker presided over his last council meeting on Jan. 2, concluding 32 years as an elected official in Grangeville city government.

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Walker reflects on 32 years in government, ‘behind the scenes’ work to serve public

“It’s been long enough,” said Bruce Walker, in an interview last month. “I’m comfortable with the council we have, comfortable with who is leading it, and it’s time – I’m 66 years old.” At the Tuesday’s Jan. 2 Grangeville City Council meeting, Walker conducted his last meeting as mayor, presiding over the swearing-in of three councilors, and his replacement at the gavel, Wes Lester. All total, Walker—who opted not to run for re-election last November — served 22 years on the city council, followed by the last 10 as mayor.

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