* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
About The Race
This is one of three elections in contention for the Latah Town Council. The salary for this position is $35/meeting with no benefits provided. It is a 4-year term.
- Latah, WA
- Latah, Washington
Warren, 55, was appointed to her seat on the council in April. She retired from a career as director of an independent living program for people with special needs and has lived in Latah the last seven years. She believes Latah is in need of several infrastructure improvements, including paving gravel streets, upgrading the water system and adding cross walks.
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.
A Spokane City Council candidate who lost big in his attempt to unseat incumbent Jon Snyder mistakenly believes he still may have a shot at winning. John Ahern, a former Republican state representative defeated by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in the council race, is paying for a partial recount. But the request targets only about 1,600 ballots – too few to even potentially overcome Snyder’s nearly 5,700-vote margin – and it’s too late under state election laws to broaden it.