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Economics challenges in mayoral elections

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three that will profile candidates in the upcoming West Plains elections Nov. 5. We picked the mayoral candidates to kick things off, although only one race is contested -- Medical Lake. While they are running unopposed, we have also included inside profiles of Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove and Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing. Next week the Cheney Free Press will feature candidates for city councils and the following candidates for school boards.


Leadership of Medical Lake comes down to two people in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 election for the city’s Mayor position. The two candidates were asked a series of seven questions each, focusing on some of the hot topics surrounding Medical Lake.

John Higgins

Higgins, the incumbent in this year’s race, is a lifelong resident of Medical Lake and said he has always been concerned with the issues facing the city, ensuring it provides a good place for families.

“It’s a good place to raise a family,” he said.

The city does have its challenges in attracting retail businesses, he said, but r...

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