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Palouse filings: Cook files for Palouse mayor


May 23, 2019

Chris Cook, Palouse city councilman and school board member, has filed to run for mayor to succeed four-term mayor Michael Echanove, who announced earlier this year he would not seek a fifth term.

Cook is a 14-year Palouse resident and seven-year school board member. He was appointed to the planning commission three years ago, from which he resigned, in order to take on the city council role last March.

Cook last week filed for re-election to the district one seat on the school board, but he withdrew and filed for the mayor's chair. The school board seat remained open as of close of filin...

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