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Late votes tallied for mayor, school board


Late mail ballots in last week’s primary election didn’t change those who will advance to the general election in November.

Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow faces an uphill battle to retain his seat after Greg Wilder had over a 100-vote margin going into the finals.

Wilder, who has challenged the town of Coulee Dam over its wastewater treatment plant plans, gained the favor of voters, receiving 177 votes to Snow’s 66. A third candidate, Shawn Derrick, a newcomer to politics in the town, garnered 23 votes.

In Nespelem School Board races, for the Position 3 seat, P. Jolene Marchand garnered 61 votes, and Dorothy Palmer got 38 votes to make it into the general election. A third candidate, Enid T. Wippel, got 28 votes.

In the Position 5 Nespelem School District race, veteran board member Andrew Joseph, Jr., received 38 votes to challenger Nancy J. Armstrong-Montes’ 75. They will face off in the general election. A third candidate, Zekkethal “Val” Vargas-Thomas received 13 votes.

The voting period for the primary ended Aug. 6. The last vote tally occurred Friday.

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