Waterville mayor primary too close to call

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The final outcome in the Waterville mayor’s primary election could come down to a recount. Jill Daling Thompson appears to be the top vote getter but the race for the second spot in the November election is still too close to call with Loyd Smith leading Charles Driver by one vote.


If the difference between the candidates is less than one half of one percent and also less than 2,000 votes, a recount is required

Duvall says the Waterville mayor’s race is the only contest that could conceivably change as a result of the remaining vote tabulation. The primary results will be certified on August 24th.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.