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Latah Town Council Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Larry La Bolle 39 73.58%
Mahala Groves 14 26.42%

* 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

Larry La Bolle

Latah, Washington

La Bolle did not return messages seeking comment ahead of the 2023 election. He previously has listed his job as the director of federal and regional affairs for Avista Utilities.

He was elected to the Latah Town Council in 2015 and 2019. About 20 years ago, he and his wife Lisa La Bolle bought the historic Ham-McEachern House in Latah and began restoring it, according to previous coverage.

Mahala Groves

Latah, Washington

Groves declined an interview request when contacted by The Spokesman-Review to learn about her candidacy.

Complete Coverage

Latah council member faces challenge for re-election

Three town council positions in the tiny southern Spokane County town of Latah are on the ballot this November, but only one is contested. A contested race is a rarity in the town that once considered disincorporating because no one was running for the town council or mayor positions.