Election 2019: Ritzville's mayoral race
Challenger David Ahrens discusses why he's running and what he'd want to accomplish if elected mayor
Last updated 10/24/2019 at 11:23am
The Ritzville mayoral race is the only contested local race on the ballot in eastern Adams County in this year's general election, as incumbent Mayor Gary Cook seeks a second term while challenger David Ahrens is vying to become Ritzville's next mayor.
Ahrens moved to Ritzville in 2011, and is running for public office for the first time in Ritzville. Ahrens is the owner of Ritzville Lumber & Hardware, and previously served as president of the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Journal had the opportunity to talk with the candidates ahead of the Nov. 5 election, discussing issues s...