All but one incumbent went unchallenged in GF electionBY CHUCK TUCK | JOURNAL REPORTER The elections are over and it came as no surprise as to who won in Granite Falls.
Of the three City Council positions up for re-election, only position four had any challengers for the four-year term.
Incumbent Robyn Loucks retained her position-defeating challenger Jeff Noble with an unofficial vote count of 321 to 216 with two write in votes.
Unchallenged in position two was Elizabeth Adams and in position five, Matt Hartman.
Not a single candidate posted any signs prior to election, and there didn’t seem to be a need to do so.
Loucks submitted a statement saying, “I have lived in the City of Granite Falls for the past six years and take great pride in working as a first grade teacher at Mountain Way Elementary in the Granite Falls School District.
For the past two years it has been my privilege to serve the City of Granite Falls in the capacity of city council person. I look forward to continuing in this area of service and am excited about the positive direction our community is headed.”
Hartman also submitted a statement wishing there had been a challenger and a choice for the citizens of Granite Falls for the 2007 elections, but says he is always appreciative of any support.
“I have enjoyed these past eight years serving the community of Granite Falls as your city councilmember,” Hartman said. “I appreciate your support, and will always seek out your opinions before I make any decision that affects our city. In this election, I am running unopposed, and I truly wish that were not the case, for in a democracy, people should have a choice. I thank youall the citizens of Granite Fallsfor your faith and trust, and please be assured that I will diligently work towards our greater future.”