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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Mannan Withdraws From Pocatello City Council Seat #2 Race

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The incumbent candidate for Pocatello City Council Seat #2 has withdrawn from the race.

Today, Pocatello City Clerk Ruth Newsom announced that Beenish “Beena” Mannan has bowed out of the City’s November General Election. Mannan submitted her withdrawal of declaration of candidacy Thursday afternoon. 

Mannan’s decision leaves three candidates vying for City Council Seat #2. Those candidates are Lance Kolbet, Claudia Ortega, and Colton T. Peterson. For a full list of candidates running for Pocatello City Council, visit

Early voting begins October 14 and Election Day is November 5. For more information on early voting, visit

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