Brian Kolstad beat incumbent John Smith for Clarkston City Council seat

CLARKSTON, WA - A tight City Election race ends in a victory for newcomer Brian Kolstad.

The LCSC Graphic Design teacher beat incumbent John Smith for a seat on the Clarkston City Council. Kolstad was a key supporter for combining local governments in Asotin County, a proposition that ended up failing at the polls. But he said he's excited to bring a different opinion to the council.

"The L-C Valley is a special place and it needs people who care about it to step forward and make a difference," said Kolstad. "And that's certainly what I hope to do."

Kolstad isn't officially sworn in to the council just yet. However the current outcome of the city election is not anticipated to change at this time.