tim grenke http://kbia.org en Centralia voters re-elect Grenke for mayor http://kbia.org/post/centralia-voters-re-elect-grenke-mayor <p></p><p>Three-term incumbent Centralia Mayor Tim Grenke defeated challengers Catherine Simmons and Farris Sanders last night.&nbsp; Grenke says he’s excited about the results and that Centralia citizens chose to keep him in office for another term.</p><div><p>“A three way race is always kind of apprehensive, not knowing which way it’s going to go,” Grenke said.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:44:37 +0000 Erin Dismeier 31465 at http://kbia.org Centralia voters re-elect Grenke for mayor Three candidates compete in Centralia's mayoral race http://kbia.org/post/three-candidates-compete-centralias-mayoral-race <p></p><p>Tim Grenke has been Centralia’s mayor for two full terms but now faces two challengers in the mayoral race: Ward One Alderman Catherine Simmons and Ward Three Alderman Farris Sanders. Grenke works as a safety specialist in the National Guard. He says he welcomes the challengers.</p><p>“A contested election, I think, is better for politics. Because it-it gets more of the issues out there. And I think that being able to articulate what your concerns are is important.”</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:58:25 +0000 Jake Godin 31125 at http://kbia.org Three candidates compete in Centralia's mayoral race