Tony Kiepe

Inland Journal, Nov. 6, 2019: General Election Wrapup

Nov 6, 2019
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Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we put a wrap on the 2019 municipal election for the city of Spokane and some of the other cities in Spokane County. We’ll hear who Spokane’s new mayor will be. We’ll hear about the city council president’s race where there isn’t yet a clear winner, and who will be sitting on the council next year. We’ll also look at results from Spokane Valley.

Two Incumbents Lead In Spokane City Council Races

Nov 6, 2019

Two Spokane city council members are ahead after the first round of ballots have been counted. Lori Kinnear has a big lead over her challenger, Tony Kiepe, in the South district race.

In the Northwest, Karen Stratton leads Andy Rathbun by 400 votes out of 13,000 counted in her quest to win a second term.

Inland Journal Election Programs This Week

Oct 28, 2019
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SPR's public affairs program, Inland Journal, will feature four one-hour election programs this week, Monday-Thursday at 6 pm on KSFC FM 91.9.

Monday:  Spokane mayoral candidates Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward, Spokane City Council president candidates Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle, plus an interview about election changes in Washington with Secretary of State Kim Wyman.

Spokane Candidates Discuss Climate Change

Oct 3, 2019
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Spokane’s mayoral and city council candidates have addressed a wide variety of issues during this fall campaign, from homelessness to land use.

On Wednesday evening, the topic of the day was one that some of the candidates don’t even consider a local issue: climate change.

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I’m Doug Nadvornick. Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we move to the first of two candidates in the race for Spokane city council in the South district. The incumbent is Lori Kinnear, who is running for a second term. We’ll hear from her tomorrow. Today, we talk with Tony Kiepe. He’s a health care consultant who’s running for office for the first time.

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Candidates for Spokane city office are in high demand these days as civic groups, reporters and others flood them with invitations for forums and interviews.

Tonight [Wednesday], some or all of the candidates will appear at a forum at Gonzaga University, where the topic is climate change.

Tuesday at the Civic Theater, the subject was business and downtown Spokane. The Downtown Spokane Partnership sponsored that two-hour event.

Spokane Council Races Narrowed To Two Candidates

Aug 7, 2019

There are still thousands of ballots still to be counted, but it appears the November general election match ups are pretty much set in three Spokane city council races.

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, the results from Tuesday’s Spokane County election, including the city of Spokane’s mayor’s race and four city council races.
We start with the mayor’s race where retired television newscaster Nadine Woodward won the primary, winning more than 42% of the vote. Second place went to city council president Ben Stuckart, with more than 37%.

Spokane City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear posted a solid showing in Tuesday’s primary election.

The one-term council member won 59% of the vote in a three-way race. She’ll face health care consultant Tony Kiepe in the November general election. He won 23% of the vote.

Today on Inland Journal, a special one-hour program with two parts. In the second half hour, Mayor David Condon talks about the city’s criminal justice plans, especially with talks ongoing about a possible new Spokane County jail. And we talk about the state of the city’s infrastructure, with stormwater and streets projects ongoing.

But first, we meet with the three candidates for a city council seat representing south Spokane. Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is running for a second term and she’s challenged by two people.

Courtesy Tony Kiepe

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we start a series of conversations with candidates for Spokane city council. Today, we talk with Tony Kiepe, who is challenging council member Lori Kinnear in District One, that’s the council’s south district. Liz Fleming is also in that race.

Inland Journal, July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Inland Journal for July 27, 2017

    ▪    SPR’s Steve Jackson will tell us about the four candidates running for a city council seat in Spokane’s South district. One of those is the incumbent, Breean Beggs. We also interview Tim Benn, one of the candidates in the Northeast district.
    ▪    We visit Gonzaga University, which has been the site this month of a summer language program for more than 400 immigrants and refugees learning to speak English.

Meet Spokane City Council South District Candidates

Jul 27, 2017

Steve Jackson has been talking with the four candidates in the South district race. That’s the seat held by Breean Beggs. Beggs is running for re-election and his three challengers are criticizing him and the current council for the amount of attention they’re giving to issues they feel fall outside of what the council should be working on.

Steve starts with candidate Andy Dunau.
The second candidate in the race is Tony Kiepe.
The third challenger in the race is Bruce Vonada.
The incumbent is Breean Beggs.

We finish with a conversation with Tim Benn, who is running for the council in the Northeast district.