Bills would allow small counties to opt of out GMA

Brian Dansel

REPUBLIC — Local resident Brian Dansel grabbed 73 percent of the Ferry County vote Tuesday night in his bid to unseat Colville’s John Smith in the race for Legislative District No. 7 senator.

Dansel received 1,476 votes to Smith’s 546, according to preliminary election returns for the county.

The district covers Pend Oreille, Stevens, Okanogan, Ferry and Spokane counties. Watch for complete coverage coming online at

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