Response to Michael Largent Refiling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23rd, 2022
Statement on Michael Largent filing for re-election
“It has been four terms and as much as I have enjoyed it, the commissioners I have served with, and the people…I will be 64 at the end of this year, and I think it's time to do something different…really I am not running from anything bad.” - Michael Largent in a Pullman Radio News Interview in January.
Whitman County still remains the most impoverished county in Washington State according to the US Census Bureau. With a poverty rate of 25.4% and thousands more struggling to meet their monthly living expenses, our county needs a commissioner who is ready to tackle these issues.
“I am running because families and residents of Whitman County are struggling to afford a decent life. We need a county government that supports our working families and businesses while giving them opportunities to achieve their goals and dreams.” -John-Mark Mahnkey, candidate for Whitman County Commissioner.
We look forward to a race centered around the issues and needs of our community. We hope Commissioner Largent is open to discussing these issues in the public forum.