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Latah mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Carole Meissner 39 53.42%
Brianne Howe 34 46.58%

* 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.

The Candidates

Carole Meissner

Latah, Washington

Education: Graduated from Severna Park High School in Maryland in 1960. Completed some college at a community college in Tacoma.

Work experience: owns The Red Barn, which is an antique shop in Latah. History in retail business.

Political experience: Served 5 years on Latah’ town council; has a little over two years left in her current term.

Family: Married to Richard “Rick” Meissner. Has two children and 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. None live in Latah but they’re all gathering there for Christmas.

Brianne Howe

Latah, Washington

Education: Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 2004. Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and master’s in social work.

Work experience: Currently mobile notary and process server. Was a mental health and addictions counselor for 10 years in Spokane. Has done administrative work with nonprofits.

Political experience: Lost bid for town council in 2019.

Family: Living with partner Adam Papini in Latah since 2017. Has a 12-year-old hound dog named Huck.

Complete Coverage

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