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New faces head up ML council

Harbolt overtakes Kennedy in tight race


November 16, 2017

New Medical Lake Mayor Shirley Maike will take the lead on a largely new City Council in 2018.

The 20-year council member maintained the lead she earned on the Nov. 7 election night and will move one seat to the left on the dais to replace John Higgins, the retiring three-term mayor. She will lead a council that has three new faces, the make-up of that still, perhaps in flux.

“I think people have realized the city has been in good hands for the last 12 years under Mayor (John) Higgins,” Maike said. “We’re fiscally sound, we don’t have any pending issues, (and) our infrastructure...

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