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Trio vie for seat on Airway council

Larry Haskell, who resigned from the Airway Heights City Council in 2002 when he was deployed to Saudi Arabia, would like to pick up where he left off as a City Council member.

David Wooten and Max Minchew would like to become new council members.

The three are running for position 6. The nonpartisan field will be narrowed to two candidates in the Sept. 20 primary. Current Position 6 council member Matt Pederson and council member Rick Jacks are running for mayor in the Nov. 1 election, to succeed Dale Perry.

Jennifer Daily is challenging incumbent Patrick Rushing in Position 2 and Don Mitchell is running unopposed for Position 4 in the November election.

Haskell, who also served as deputy mayor in his career, is a Spokane County deputy prosecutor. He said his law background would benefit the council.

Wooten, who moved to Airway Heights from Charleston, S.C., more than seven years ago, works at Fairchild Air Force Base as a civilian graphic illustrator. While living in the South, he volunteered time for gubernatorial races as well as for the re-election of Ronald Reagan.

More recently, he said he campaigned for the re-election of President George W. Bush.

Minchew is a four-year veteran of the Air Force. He worked for the Airway Heights Police Department for eight years before resigning on Aug. 3, 2004.

City Manager Chuck Freeman would not give details regarding the resignation.

Minchew did not return phone calls to The Spokesman-Review.

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