In Walla Walla, one Council race tightens; one settled

Incumbent Dominick Elia remains in close contention with Paul Mobley for the Position 7 seat.

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WALLA WALLA - With 100 ballots still left to be counted and only 30
votes between them, either Dominick Elia or Paul Mobley could end up
being eliminated as a candidate for City Council Position 7.
Figures released today show Elia has 1,446 votes and Mobley has 1,416.
Mary Lou Jenkins leads the race with 1,525 votes.
As for City Council Position 4, the remaining 100 votes will not be
enough to change the results.
Currently, Jerry Cummins is the leader with 1,934 votes, Dick Swenson
in second place with 1,470 and Jim Hackett will be eliminated from the
election after receiving 903 votes.
The remain ballots left to be counted are those where signatures need
to be verified or other factors require further verification.
Walla Walla County Auditor Karen Martin added that the election isn't official
unitl final certification Aug. 31.
It is also possible that an automatic recount will be required in
Council Position 7 if the difference in votes between second and third
place is less than 22.

WALLA WALLA - With 100 ballots still left to be counted and only 30 votes between them, either Dominick Elia or Paul Mobley could end up eliminated as a candidate for City Council Position 7.

Figures released today show Elia has 1,446 votes and Mobley has 1,416.

Mary Lou Jenkins leads the race with 1,525 votes.

As for City Council Position 4, the remaining 100 votes will not beenough to change the results.

Incumbent Jerry Cummins is the leader with 1,934 votes, Dick Swenson is in second place with 1,470 and Jim Hackett will be eliminated from the election after receiving 903 votes.

The remaining ballots to be counted are those in which signatures need to be verified or other factors require further review.

Walla Walla County Auditor Karen Martin added that the election isn't official unitl final certification Aug. 31.

It is also possible that an automatic recount will be required in the Position 7 race if the difference in votes between second and third place is less than 22.

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