Election 2019

Coverage of the 2019 Elections in Spokane and around the Inland Northwest region. 

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One of the most important issues of Spokane’s 2019 mayoral and city council campaign was the sole focus of a candidate forum Thursday. The four candidates for the two elected positions in Spokane were there to answer questions from a packed house.

A Rundown Of Non-Spokane City Election Results

Aug 7, 2019

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.

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.

Current Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton will have a chance to run for a second term. The primary election voters gave Stratton 48% of the vote in a six-way race.

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.

Today on Inland Journal, we spend an hour with the candidates for a city council seat representing northwest Spokane. Councilwoman Karen Stratton is running for a second term and she’s challenged by five people. We’ll talk with four of them. Ken Side hasn’t answered our requests for an interview.

Today on Inland Journal, we spend an hour with the candidates for a city council seat representing northeast Spokane. Councilman Mike Fagan is leaving office, as mandated by the city charter, after two terms, and seven people are in the running to replace him.

Today on Inland Journal, we spend an hour with the candidates for Spokane city council president. Ben Stuckart is leaving office, as mandated by the city charter, after two terms, and running for mayor. Four people have filed to replace him.

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