CHELAN — After electing a new mayor and three new council members two years ago, Chelan voters decided to stick with an incumbent this year. Actually, four of them.
Skip (Cameron) Morehouse is winning his bid for re-election against challenger Bob Eier, taking 59 percent of the vote so far. He has served for three and a half years, and was elected to another four-year term.
Incumbents George Lingard, Jenae Pape-Miller and Guy C. Harper are all running unopposed and have 100 percent, election results show.
Morehouse was not available on election night to talk about his win.
Eier, a registered nurse who travels to hospitals and nursing homes throughout the region, campaigned for better public access to Lake Chelan, and a preservation of agriculture as a key industry.
He said he wanted to represent common citizens on the council.
Eier lost one attempt to be elected to the city council in 2007, and was not selected by the council to fill a vacant council seat last year.
Morehouse said he was glad that Chelan was in better financial shape than many other cities in the recession, and talked about many plans for shorelines and parks that were underway.
He said he felt the current City Council works well together, even though they often don’t agree.
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