The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Cook holds big lead in mayoral race

Incumbent Mayor Gary Cook currently leads challenger with 77.78% of the vote


Last updated 11/7/2019 at 12:09pm

Ritzville Mayor Gary Cook is on his way to being re-elected to a second term as Ritzville's mayor on Tuesday night, currently receiving 77.78% of the vote against challenger David Ahrens. The race was the only contested matchup on the 2019 general election ballot in eastern Adams County.

As of 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 5, 225 votes have been counted in the mayoral race. Cook has received 175 of those votes, while Ahrens has received 50 votes. It is unclear exactly how many votes remain to be counted for the mayoral race.

Turnout in Adams County is currently at 17.51%, below the overall state turnou...

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