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ELECTION RESULTS 11-8-17 LMS

City of Salmon voters have again elected Jim Baker to serve on the Salmon City Council. The unofficial morning-after results indicate Baker received 245 votes in the November 7, 2017 election.

Baker joined the council in 2006 when he was appointed to fill the last year of a vacated council seat. His first election to the post came ten years ago in 2007.

There were three openings on the City Council including Bakerís.

Voters also chose Robin Phillips by casting 236 votes for her. This will be her first City Council term. Phillips is a long-time resident and business person. She is currently a member of the Salmon Planning and Zoning Commission and board member of the Whitewater Therapeutic Riding Association.

The other winner in the four way race for the three seats was former councilman Fred Waidely who received 222 votes. Waidely was appointed to the council in January of 2011 to serve one year of the remaining term vacated when Leo Marshall became mayor. Waidely was then elected to a four year term in November of 2011. He did not win his bid for a second term in 2015. Prior to his City Council term Waidely was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for seven years.

The fourth candidate for a council seat was Gayla Leslie who drew 169 votes.

Baker competed for re-election while his two council colleagues who were up for re-election, Russ Chinske and Rob Jackson, chose not to run again. Chinske and Jackson are presently completing their four year City Council terms.


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