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Despite a disappointing voter turnout and months of legal wrangling over district lines, officials from the Yakima County auditor's office report that a Yakima city vote seems to have settled six City Council vacancies. A seventh -- between Carmen Méndez and Kelly Rosenow for District 3 -- was just 48 votes apart. Méndez leads 597-549.
Meantime, five other local cities were deciding contested mayoral races.
The election won't be certified until Nov. 24, but here's how things stood as of 8 p.m. Tuesday:
YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL

District 1

Dulce Gutiérrez —252

Russell A. Monteiro —45

District 2

Avina Cristal Gutiérrez —215

Maud Scott —136

District 3

Kelly M. Rosenow —549

Carmen Méndez —597

District 4

Bill Lover —498

Tony Sandoval —297

District 5

Reed Pell —511

Kathy Coffey —868

District 6

Gavin D. Keefe — 952

Maureen Adkison — 1,292

District 7

Holly N. Cousens — 1,001

Gunnar Berg -- 705

Here's how those contested mayoral races stacked up:

  • SELAH -- Sherry L. Raymond led John J. Gawlik, 465-359
  • GRANDVIEW -- Norm Childress led Joan E. Souders, 260-206 
  • GRANGER -- Charles E. Wheaton led Jose A. Trevino, 77-72.
  • NACHES -- Paul D. Williams led Kit M'Lou Hawver, 93-27.
  • TIETON -- Dewane Ashbrooks led Stanley Ray Hall, 57-26.