Challenger Cooper leading in mayoral race

Two city council seats may also change hands

MEDICAL LAKE – Challengers in at least three races have resounding leads in their bids to unseat incumbent elected city officials following the initial count of the Nov. 2 general election returns.

In the mayoral race, challenger Terri Cooper leads has 412 votes (62.61%) while incumbent Shirley Maike has 234 votes (36%) of the total 668 ballots.

Four write-in votes have also counted in the mayoral race.

Of the 2,991 registered voters in Medical Lake, 22.33% of voters showed up as of Tuesday, election officials said.

Cooper’s platform is built on a foundation of helping small business and publi...


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