The Challenger has beaten the incumbent in the only contested race for city government in East Wenatchee.

Ken Arnold has 50 more votes than Position 2 City Councilor Harry Raab, with only 11 ballots left to count countywide.

Arnold also leads Raab by more that 1 percent, which is the threshold for an automatic recount in Washington state.

Arnold won the district 1 council race with 1,257 voted (50.87%) over Raab's total 1,207 (48.85%).

Candidates ran unopposed in all the other East Wenatchee government races - including incumbent Mayor Jerrilea Crawford, City Council Position 1 candidate Mark Botello (Incumbent councilor John Sterk did not seek reelection), Position 5 incumbent Shayne L. Magdoff and Position 6 incumbent Christine Johnson.

Results will be certified on November 28th.

Also in Douglas County, incumbent Mansfield Mayor won reelection with 93 votes ( 65.49%) over Kris Neff, 46 votes (32.39%).

And Loyd Smith will be the new mayor of Waterville with 271 (60.22%) over incumbent Jill Thompson, who garnered 173 votes (38.44%).

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