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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Columnist 

Lone candidate: Chris Cook will succeed Mayor Echanove in Palouse


June 6, 2019

Palouse city councilman and school board member Chris Cook is the lone candidate to replace Michael Echanove, the city’s four-term mayor.

Cook submitted his name to run during the initial filing period in May.

“I was approached by a number of different people and, in the end, in talking to others who may have been interested, circumstances and timing for other folks didn’t work out,” said Cook. “So I put my hat in the ring.”

A 14-year Palouse resident and eight-year school board member, he resigned the school seat effective at the end of the year, before he takes over as mayor....

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