Second place in the Spokane County commissioner District 3 race seems up for grabs as the three main Republican candidates drew their strength from different parts of the district.
Incumbent Democrat Bonnie Mager won most precincts, and Republican David Elton trailed the pack in most. After subtracting their votes out, we get a picture of an interesting split among Al French, Jeff Holy and Steve Salvatori.
Not surprisingly, French, a former Spokane city councilman from the Northeast Council District, ran strong in the City of Spokane's northern precincts. Salvatori outpolled him in some of the heavier voting southern city precincts and Holy ran strongest in the southwest precincts of the county.
The general election is a new ballgame, however, because the entire county votes.