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Medical Lake City Council has an interesting year

Two resignations mean new faces at start, finish of 2018


December 27, 2018

In November 2017, Medical Lake voters elected a new mayor, Shirley Maike, who was charged with leading a largely new City Council into 2018.

One new councilman, Tony Harbolt, overtook Don Kennedy for Council Position No. 4 in a wildly close election that required a hand re-count.

Others claiming victory included John Merrick in Position 2, who ousted incumbent Elizabeth Rosenbeck, and Ted Olson in Position 5 who topped Gary Plumlee.

Incumbents John Paikuli in Position 1 and A.J. Burton in Position 4 were reelected.

By the end of 2018, however, two of the vanquished were back with the gover...

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