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Harbolt just barely ahead in ML race

Back and forth council election appears to finally favor primary winner


November 23, 2017

Paul Delaney

Winning pair -- both Ted Olson and Tony Harbolt appear to be headed towards seats on the Medical Lake City Council this January.

Tony Harbolt is cautiously optimistic that the roller coaster election for Medical Lake's City Council Position No. 4 is finally over.

In a tug from the news of 70 years ago, the race for Medical Lake City Council Position No. 4 could have resembled the famed "Dewey defeats Truman," headline that in the end was not true.

On Nov. 9, challenger Don Kennedy held a 353–319 edge, a seemingly safe 34-vote lead, considering the number of ballots that were left to be counted. But when additional ballots were tossed into the mix on Nov. 13, Harbolt flipped the numbers and led by four votes, 454–...

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