Work history: current deputy prosecuting attorney for the Child Support Division in Chelan-Douglas counties; has served 13 years as a substitute teacher for Waterville School District.
Education: Attended Oregon State University and graduated with a juris doctorate from Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law in 1992.
Personal: Age 41.
Work history: Currently works as a bus driver for the Waterville School District; retired from the state’s Department of Transportation in 2001, where he was the lead technician for the Waterville crew.
Education: Graduated from Coulee City High School in 1958; studied aeronautical engineering at Central Washington University and Green River Community College.
Personal: Age 69.
WATERVILLE — Former Waterville Councilman Robert W. Olin is running against incumbent Kasey J. Edgar for her Position 2 seat.
Olin, 69, said there were no “pressing issues” that made him want to get back into city politics. He said the current council has been taking care of some of the big issues, such as street and water system improvements. “But I would really like to see more business here in town,” Olin said.
Olin works as a bus driver for the Waterville School District. He retired from the state’s Department of Transportation in 2001, where he was the lead technician for the Waterville crew.
Edgar, 41, before being elected to the City Council four years ago, served on the city’s planning and zoning commission.
“When the council seat opened up, I thought it would be a good fit to move over to the council,” she said.
Edgar said the biggest issue facing the city right now is the budget, due to decreased revenue from the current recession and increased costs of animal control and policing.
“We are trying to be conservative,” she said. “The budget will be balanced without any staff cuts.”
Edgar said the council will achieve that by not offering any raises in 2010. The council also has almost completed the $1.6 million water project that will bring an additional well online soon. She said future challenges for the city will be the two sewer lagoons.
“The lagoons are aging and the city will have to make a decision about whether to upgrade or replace them,” Edgar said.
Dean Hamilton, 62, owner of Coyote Pass Cafe in Waterville, is running unopposed for the Position 1 seat formerly held by Tim Skinner. He said he decided to run for the position because he thought there was a need for downtown merchants to be represented. Hamilton, a member of the Waterville Chamber of Commerce, said the town is going through a resurgence now because of new businesses downtown. He said he’d like to see the buildings in the district look more historical.
Michele Mihalovich: 665-1188