Three candidates file for position of Mayor in Waterville’s primary


It’s been over two decades since the town Waterville elected a new Mayor. Royal Devaney will be retiring at the end of his term after serving the small farming community since 1992. As of Wednesday, the three candidates who had filed for the position are JD Greening, Loyd Smith and Charles Driver. The office of Mayor is a non-partisan position that carries a four-year term.

Waterville was established as the Douglas County seat in 1887. The most recent survey places the population at 1,140. The town also holds the long-standing claim as the highest incorporated town in Washington State with an elevation of 2,622 feet above sea level.

In other local civic elections, it appears there will be contested mayor races in East Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Entiat and Chelan with at least two candidates filing papers for the November sixth election. Go to for a link to the current candidate filings in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties.