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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

New councilman in Medical Lake


Last updated 3/7/2023 at 9:24am

MEDICAL LAKE – A new councilman was elected to the city council on Feb. 21.

Former councilman Theodore (Ted) Olson was elected by tie-breaking vote at the regular session of the city council. Olson, whose first term with the city council was in 2019, had been one of three candidates selected from a previous interview process, and was the council’s second nomination.

The first nomination put forward was Kelly Shaffer, who was voted down four against, and two in favor. After rejection of this candidate, the mayor opened the floor for additional nominations.

Olson was nominated and secon...

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