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Countywide races draw many contenders

Countywide races draw many contenders

Incumbent commissioners each draw three challengers By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County incumbent commissioners Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy each face three challengers in their bid for a second four-year term. Andy Hover of Winthrop, Ashley Thrasher of Twisp and Stan Kvistad of Okanogan filed declarations of candidacy last week for the District 2 seat held...
‘Wanted: New County Commissioners’

‘Wanted: New County Commissioners’

Two years ago during election season, Gay Northrup was sitting on her couch and clicking on online petitions to tell elected officials where she stood on a wide range of issues. “But I started to wonder if that was accomplishing anything,” said the Mazama resident.
Hawkins to seek state Senate seat vacated by Parlette

Hawkins to seek state Senate seat vacated by Parlette

State Rep. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), whose 12th District constituency includes the Methow Valley, has announced that he will run for the state senate seat currently held by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. Parlette announced last week that she will not seek re-election this year. “The combination of my educational background, work experience and public service...
Parlette announces retirement from state Senate

Parlette announces retirement from state Senate

Wenatchee Republican spent 20 years in Legislature State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, announced this week that she will resign her seat in the Senate after her fourth term ends in early 2017. “My mom will be 90 in June. The legislative schedule does not allow me to spend as much time as I want...
Goldmark won’t seek third term as state lands commissioner

Goldmark won’t seek third term as state lands commissioner

State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, an Okanogan County native, announced that he will not seek a third term as overseer of 5.6 million acres of state forests, commercial lands and aquatic areas and head of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Goldmark, who was elected to the post in 2008 and re-elected in...
Methow Valley Dems give Sanders a big win at weekend caucus

Methow Valley Dems give Sanders a big win at weekend caucus

Methow Valley Democrats felt the Bern Saturday (March 26) at a packed precinct caucus that gave Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a big victory over Hillary Clinton in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
GOP caucus-goers propose issues for party platform, choose delegates

GOP caucus-goers propose issues for party platform, choose delegates

Attendance at the Republican Party caucuses on Saturday (Feb. 20) was sparse, probably because the party is using the May primary to select its presidential nominee, according to Kit Arbuckle, the Okanogan County…
Stokes leads Reiber in District 6 race

Stokes leads Reiber in District 6 race

Les Stokes appears to have defeated incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for a seat on the Okanogan County Fire District 6 board of commissioners by 808 to 739 votes, with less than 400 votes to be tallied countywide. “As Yogi Berra used to say, ‘It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,’” Stokes said Monday…

STOKES HOLDS LEAD OVER REIBER AFTER SECOND ROUND OF VOTE TALLIES

Challenger Les Stokes continued to lead incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for a seat on the Okanogan County fire District 6 board of commissioners after the second round of voting results was reported Friday (Nov. 6) by the Okanogan County auditor’s office. Stokes drew 808 votes, or about 52 percent, while Reiber drew 739...

STOKES LEADING REIBER IN EARLY RETURNS FOR FIRE DISTRICT 6 BOARD SEAT

Challenger Les Stokes was leading incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for a seat on the Okanogan County fire District 6 board of commissioners after the first round of voting results was reported Tuesday night (Nov. 3) by the Okanogan County auditor’s office. Stokes drew 505 votes, or about 55 percent, while Reiber drew 415...