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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f4250000Coverage of the 2019 Elections in Spokane and around the Inland Northwest region. Election coverage underwriter

Beggs Will Be City Council President

Cindy Wendle has conceded the race for Spokane City Council president to Breean Beggs.

With the latest count released late Thursday afternoon, Beggs now leads Cindy Wendle by 503 votes. Wendle had been ahead in the race in early results in the days following the election last week.

Beggs says he plans to meet with Wendle to compare notes on the election, and will also meet soon with Mayor-Elect Nadine Woodward.

In the other close city council race, Karen Stratton is ahead of Andy Rathbun by 311 votes in the Northwest District council seat. Only 3500 ballots remain to be counted.

Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. Steve has done various on air shifts at the station, including nearly 15 years as the local Morning Edition host. Currently, he is the voice of local weather and news during All Things Considerd, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. Aside from SPR, Steve ,who lives in the country, enjoys gardening, chickens, playing and listening to music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.