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Hensley wins Electric City race


There will be some new faces on both the Electric City and Coulee Dam councils in 2016.

In Electric City, former council- woman Birdie Hensley will have a seat back on the council, after defeating Gladys (Carol) Nordine, 142-126. Nordine had led in the Position 3 race at the end of polling Tuesday by a single vote, 81-80.

Nordine had been appointed to her position this summer to fill a vacancy.

In other Electric City council races, Richard McGuire won re-election to Position 2, by defeating Daniel Greeley, 168-74.

Brad Parrish won his Position 4 seat again by defeating Launi Ritter, 156-113.

Lonna Bussert, running unopposed in the Position 5 race, garnered 209 votes.

And Mayor John Nordine II, running unopposed, collected 202 votes.

Grant County reported a 39 percent turnout of voters.

In Coulee Dam, Keith St. Jeor won a Position 5 seat on the council by defeating incumbent Kenneth Miles, 137-83.

In other Coulee Dam races, former councilman David Schmidt won Position 1 over Bonnie Femling, another former council member, 139-86.

Veteran Ben Alling had an easy time winning over Herb Sherburne, 138-71, in a race for Position 4.

Voter turnout in Okanogan County was 25.77 percent. The election will be certified Nov. 24.

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