Several Spokane County cities and towns have narrowed the fields in local election races.
In Spokane Valley, two city council incumbents are moving on to the November general election. Brandi Peetz will face Michelle Rasmussen in one race. Arne Woodard will face either Lance Gurel or Al Merkel; Gurel’s about two percentage points ahead right now with ballots still to be counted. Tim Hattenburg and Bo Tucker will face off in a third race.
Voters in Airway Heights chose Jennifer Morton and Sarah Slater to run against each other for a council seat.
In Fairfield, Dave Watling and Steven Walk were chosen to continue their campaigns.
In Liberty Lake, Tom Stanley and Cris Kaminskas advanced to the November election.
Three Spokane School Board seats will be up for grabs this fall. It appears Nikki Lockwood and Katey Treloar will compete for one, Jenny Slagle and Kelly Macfarlane for a second, and Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison for the third.
In the Nine Mile Falls district, Eric Olsen and Mary McAdam appear to be headed to the runoff, though Kirsten Foose is running a close third.
Voters in Fire District 3 have approved two measures, one a property tax levy and a second to annex Medical Lake. The voters of Medical Lake are also saying yes to that. Voters in Fire District 5 are saying no to an improvement levy, though that one is still close.
Voters in Spokane County have voted to continue a one-tenth-of-a-cent sales tax to fund criminal justice. And a Spokane County Library District property tax levy is ahead, though not a shoo-in yet.
Ballots will continue to be counted until the election is certified August 20.