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By Rebecca Gourley

Candidate’s eligibility challenged


One of the candidates for Goldendale mayor, Michael Kitchen, owner of the Windy Ridge Saloon, has raised controversy in local politics.

Kitchen’s address is listed as a residence on Hoctor Road in the phone book. According to Klickitat County Auditor Brenda Sorensen, “[Kitchen] did come into our office and change his voter registration to an address on Railroad Street; his campaign address is his business address.” Auditor’s office records show that Kitchen made the change on June 10 when he filed as a candidate.

The address given by Kitchen belongs to Zane Kerns. Contacted about Kitchen’s residency, Kerns said Kitchen lives there “part time.”

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