City: Pomeroy, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree in plant science and crop management from the University of Idaho in 1983.
Political experience: Appointed to state House last year and won seat in special election in November; serves on the House Environment Committee, and Business and Financial Services Committee. Leader in the Save Our Dams organization to fight breaching Snake River hydroelectric dams.
Work experience: Has co-managed third-generation wheat farm since 1987. Served in Peace Corps in Thailand 1984-86 as an agricultural educator in Thailand.
Family: Married. Has children in their teens.
|Mary Dye (R)||7,258||47.86 %|
|Kenneth E. Caylor (D)||4,047||26.68 %|
|Richard Lathim (R)||3,861||25.46 %|
Well, pilgrim, we’ve got ourselves a bit of trouble in this here town of Tekoa. A part of the John Wayne Trail might be closed and some folks hereabouts are pretty riled up. That may be how the cross-state trail’s namesake would describe a controversy in Tekoa, where local officials recently learned the state might abandon a section of the trail from the Columbia River to Malden. Tekoa Mayor John Jaeger said the plan came as a complete surprise and the City Council passed a resolution this week to send a message of “Whoa!” to a chief supporter of the closure, Rep. Joe Schmick.
OLYMPIA — The recount of the 9th Legislative District House race confirmed that former Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim will run against appointed Rep. Mary Dye in the general election.
OLYMPIA — Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, was chosen to fill open seat in Southeast Washington’s 9th District.