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Maike takes initial lead in Medical Lake Mayor's race


August 3, 2017

The initial release of results in the Aug. 1 primary election shows a number of clear leaders in races for mayor and a variety of seats on the Medical Lake City Council.

With all but 5,000 ballots county-wide left to count, Shirley Maike collected 286 votes, 46 percent of the ballots cast and will move on to the Nov. 7 general election in the mayor’s race. Who she will face then is up in the air as Mikeal Suniga leads Laura Parsons by a margin of 179-152 (28.8 - 24.5 percent).

In the race for Council Pos. 2, John Merrick earned 288 votes, 48.48 percent, and will face either Elizabeth Rose...

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