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By Olivia Harnack
Whtiman County Gazette 

Mahnkey challenges Largent, again

Voters will have choice of 73 candidates filing for 45 open offices


COLFAX – Incumbent Whitman County Commissioner Michael Largent will face a challenger in the upcoming election.

John-Mark Mahnkey of Pullman filed early last week for the Commissioner District No. 3 seat. Incumbent Largent filed to run 42 minutes before the Friday, May 20, deadline.

Election officials said 45 open offices are on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot in Whitman County, with the Top 2 candidates in each race advancing to the Nov. 1 general election..

There are 73 candidates running, but the most important local contested race is for commissioner.

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