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Four councilors seek return

Four incumbents on The Dalles City Council are seeking re-election Nov. 4 and two of those races are contested.

Councilor Carolyn Wood, a small business owner, has held her at-large position since 2007 and is opposed by Taner Elliott, an electrician and developer. Wood previously served on the council from 1989 to 1994.

Councilor Bill Dick, an attorney who has filled Position 3 representing the east side of town since 2006, is facing off with Russ Brown, a retired contractor and Bonneville Power Administration mechanic.

Councilor Tim McGlothlin, a retired educator, has refiled for a second four-year term in Position 1, which represents residents on the west side of the city. As of press time Tuesday, he was the sole candidate for that seat.

Mayor Steve Lawrence is also running unopposed, to date, for his second two-year term in office.

City Clerk Julie Krueger said the deadline for people to file for an office is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. She said all candidates have the option of either paying a $25 filing fee or gathering the signatures of registered voters on a petition.

The mayor’s race and that of the at-large position require 100 signatures that can be collected city-wide.

Position 1 and 3 applicants must collect 25 signatures from within their designated areas.

Krueger said anyone interested in collecting signatures needs to come to her office at city hall, 313 Court Street, to get a letter confirming that their information is in order to proceed. She said signatures are verified by the Wasco County Elections Office.

“If you wait until the last week to file for candidacy you might want to consider paying the fee because there isn’t going to be a lot of time to collect signatures,” she said.

Krueger can be reached for more information at 541-296-5481, ext. 8, or via email at

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