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August 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Pateros mayor steps down after losing house to wildfire

The Wenatchee World

Pictured here being comforted by a friend the day after she lost her house to a wildfire, Pateros Mayor Libby Harrison is stepping down. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

PATEROS — The Carlton complex fires hit some families harder than others.

Pateros Mayor Libby Harrison not only lost her house, but her mother and uncle lost theirs, too.

Harrison stepped down from her job as mayor last week so she could focus on family needs, according to an announcement from the city.

Harrison could not be reached.

She was elected in November as a write-in candidate, beating Mayor Gail Howe by just one vote: 72-71.

Councilman George Brady, who has served for several years as mayor pro tem, will act as mayor until the council appoints someone to fill the vacant seat.

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