No doubt of the outcome Frank S. Matsura photo courtesy of Okanogan County Historical Society The Alma Hotel in 1904. It was built by W.R. Kahlow in the area known as Alma, south of Salmon Creek. Kahlow later received 15 write-in votes for city council on the incorporation ballot of 1907.
Sept. 27, 1907
Okanogan's first city election will occur next Monday, September 30th. The most important thing to be decided by the election will be whether or not the town shall incorporate.
On this point there seems to be no shadow of a doubt as to the outcome. We have not heard one dissenting voice raised and do not believe there will be a vote against incorporation.
One mayor, five councilmen and a treasurer constitute the officers to be elected. At a citizens' convention held on Wednesday of last week the following ticket was put in the field: For mayor, Harry J. Kerr; for councilmen, Chris. Pein, Dan McDonald, C.A. Lindsay, E.E. Stromgren, Chas. Ostenberg; for treasurer, Harry Stark.
So far as we know there are no other avowed candidates for any of the offices.
The election will be held in the Read building near the north end of First Avenue. Election officials for the day will be Frank Read, H.A. Wilder, W.H. Liptrap and H.C. Richardson. The polls will open at 9 o'clock in the morning and remain open until 7 o'clock at night.