City: Pomeroy, WA
Education: Graduated South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho. Earned bachelor’s in plant science management from University of Idaho in 1983.
Work experience: Co-manages third-generation wheat farm since 1987. Previously served as agricultural educator in Peace Corps in Ubon Thailand.
Political experience: State representative representing 9th Legislative District since 2016. Serves on House Environment Committee, Capital Budget Committee, and Appropriations Committee. Leader in the Save Our Dams organization to fight breaching Snake River hydroelectric dams.
Family: Married. Has three children.
|Mary Dye (R)||7,258||47.90 %|
|Kenneth E. Caylor (D)||4,047||26.70 %|
|Richard Lathim (R)||3,861||25.50 %|
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.