OKANOGAN COUNTY — Most mayors in Okanogan County are running unopposed Nov. 3, but the job is up for grabs in three towns: Brewster, Twisp and Tonasket.
• In Brewster, four-year Mayor Lee Webster is facing a challenge from David Smith, a pilot at his family business, Golden Wings in Brewster.
Webster said he’s proud of the accomplishments, including cutting and balancing the budget, and a more than doubling of membership and use at the city’s pool and community center so the two entities now pay for themselves.
Smith said many citizens feel left out of the decision-making, and he’d encourage more participation, and make decisions based on whether it would be good for the city and its people. He said he thinks he can do a better job than the current administration.
• In Twisp, appointed Mayor Stephanie Hickman lost to two other candidates in the primary election. She was appointed to the post last December after former Mayor Vern Nations resigned.
William “Bill” Boosman, who stepped down from the Methow Valley School Board, and John Lomison, a semi-retired tax accountant, are facing off in the general election.
• In Tonasket, Mayor Pat Walter opted not to seek a second term. Joyce Fancher, a city councilwoman and teacher at the Tonasket School District, and Patrick Plumb, an information systems technician at North Valley Hospital, are seeking to fill the post.
K.C. Mehaffey: 997-2512