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By Ken Graham
The Times 

All Walla Walla County Election Slots Unopposed Except Sheriff

Columbia County will see three competitive races: Commissioner, Sheriff and Treasurer


WAITSBURG – Three candidates have filed in Walla Walla County to replace outgoing Sheriff, John Turner, who is not running for reelection. The Sheriff position was the only county-wide race to receive more than one candidate filing during the week-long filing period that ended Friday.

Former deputy Tom Cooper, who ran against Turner in 2014, has filed to run again this year. He will face Whitman College director of security Matthew Stroe and recently appointed Undersheriff Mark Crider. All three filed as Republicans.

Cooper is currently a project manager with the Walla Walla County Correc...

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