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Dozens of elective offices set for elections this year

 


The period for filing candidates intentions to seek elective offices is set for May 15-19, with the primary election scheduled for August 1 and the general election set for Nov. 7.

The area’s two school districts, Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem, each have four board positions that will be up for election this year.

Seats in the Grand Coulee Dam District and their incumbants include Position 1, currently held by Carla Marconi, a four-year term; Position 2, held by Ken Stanger, a four-year term; Position 3, held by George LaPlace, a two-year term; and Position 5, held by Richard Black, a two-year term.

In the Nespelem School District, the four positions are: Position 1, held by Anna Vargas, a four-year term; Position 3, held by Jolene Marchand, a four-year term; Position 4, held by Mitzi Adolph, a four-year term; and Position 5, held by Nancy Armstrong-Montes, a four-year term.

On the city council in Electric City, Position 4, to which Jeremy Miller was just named, will be up for a four-year term; and Position 1, held currently by Aaron Derr, will be up for a four-year term.

In Grand Coulee, there will be three council positions open. Position 1, held by Tammara Byers, is up for a four-year term; Position 2, held by Tom Poplawski, is up for a four-year term; and Position 4, held by Mike Horne, is up for a two-year term.

In Coulee Dam, the seat held by Mayor Greg Wilder will be open. Wilder has stated that he doesn’t plan to run for a second four-year term.

Three town council positions will be up in Coulee Dam. Position 1, held by David Schmidt, will be open for a four-year term; Position 2, held by Gayle Swagerty, is open for a four-year term; and Position 3, held by Dwayne Johnson, is open for a four-year term.

Mayor Gail Morin’s seat in Elmer City is open this year. Morin’s four-year term will be up. Three councilmembers from Elmer City are also up for re-election: Clara Carson’s Position 3, Joaquin Marchand’s Position 1, and Larry Holford’s Position 2, each for four-year terms.

Two council seats and the mayor’s position will be open in the town of Nespelem. Council Position 1, currently held by D’arcy Epperson, a four-year term, is up. Also Position 3, now vacant, is open for a four-year term; and the mayor’s position, now vacant, is open.

In Hospital District 6, the board of commissioners Position 3, held by current President Jerry Kennedy, is open for filing, as is Geary Oliver’s Position 4 seat, both for six-year terms.

In Okanogan County Fire District 2, Position 1, held by Lloyd Olbricht, is open for six-year term. And position 3, vacant, is open for a six-year term.

In Douglas County Fire District 3, the Position 1 seat is open for a six-year term.

In the Grant County Fire District 14, Position 2, held by Gary Roscoe, is open for a six-year term.

In Lincoln County Fire District 9, Position 3, held by Frank Thomas, is open for a six-year term.

In the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, four positions are up: Position 1, held by Carla Marconi, a two-year term; Position 2, held by Debbie Bigelow, a two-year term; Position 4, held by Clarice Kuehne, a four-year term; and Position 5, held by Brett Black, a four-year term.

In Grant County Port District 7, Gerald Sands’ Position 3 will be up for a six-year term.

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