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Wood outpaces Wick for council

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Last-minute voters have upended Ben Wick’s chances for a second term on the Spokane Valley City Council.
While Wick had less than a 150-vote lead on election night, later counts last week and Monday favored challenger Sam Wood, a Realtor and city Planning Commission member.
On Monday, with nearly all of the ballots counted, Wood had 8,243 votes to Wick’s 8,144. The 99-vote difference could have swung differently if 161 hadn’t voted for write-in candidates or if 3,097 Spokane Valley voters hadn’t left the question blank.
While there will be one more update on Nov. 23, the election will be certified the following day.
Wood’s first council meeting will be on Jan. 5.

Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard stretched his lead over former Mayor Tom Towey to nearly 53 percent.
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