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Last reminder: Filing week about to start

If you've been telling everyone you know that your local electeds are A.) clueless; B.) wasting your money; C.) spending their waking hours with the heads in small, lightless places or D.) all of the above, it's put up or shut up time.

Filing week in Washington state starts tomorrow..

From the time the county Elections Office doors open Monday morning until 5 p.m. next Friday, a would-be city councilperson or school board member can walk in, fill out a form and – if the job pays more than $1,000 a year – plunk down his or her filing fee to get a place on the Aug. 18 primary ballot.

The announced fields in districts around Spokane County are currently pretty small. The Spokane City Council has three seats up for election and none has more than two candidates. Yet.

Most likely to grow significantly is the open council seat in Northeast Spokane’s 1st District. For most elections, an open council seat in Spokane generates enough candidates to fill a minivan.




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