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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Commissioner race swings around again


November 12, 2020

Dean Kinzer

Dean Kinzer

COLFAX-The lead for Whitman County Commissioner District Two changes with each count.

After challenger Tom Handy led on election night, incumbent Dean Kinzer took a four vote lead after the second count on Nov. 5.

Handy regained the lead after the Monday night tally added 1,164 ballots. Handy had 50.35% of the vote with 8,189 and Kinzer 49.11% with 7,988.

The second count showed Handy was favored by all of Pullman's 28 rural and city precincts and Albion. Kinzer was favored by every other precinct in the county.

The line changed in the third count. Two Pullman rural precincts shifted to...

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