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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Ritzville mayoral race to be contested, more local filing period updates


Last updated 5/23/2019 at 9:33am

Filing week across the state of Washington wrapped up last Friday, and residents in eastern Adams County should prepare to see more of the same, familiar faces for the near future.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any drama on the ballot come November, as Ritzville’s mayoral race will be contested for the first time since 2011.

Incumbent mayor Gary Cook, who has served in the position since 2015, filed to run for a second term on May 16. He’ll be running against David Ahrens, the owner of Ritzville Lumber & Hardware who has also served as President of the Ritzville Area Chamber...

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