City: Latah, WA
Neumann, 60, was appointed to her seat on the council last year. She previously served on the council for seven years beginning in 2000. She retired from the Central Valley School District as a paraeducator and has lived in Latah for 20 years. Her goal is to make Latah more community oriented by having monthly activities where people can get to know each other.
Sitting on a courthouse bench with a friend Friday afternoon before her political fate was decided by two balls the size of marbles, Latah Town Councilwoman Patricia Neumann said she wasn’t nervous. Neumann’s bid to retain her seat on the Town Council in last month’s election ended in a 41-41 tie, with one Latah voter opting not to make a choice in the contest. The count didn’t budge after a recount. Under state law, the county auditor must pick a game of chance to pick a winner.