Spin Control

Candidate ranks continue to grow

The list of people who covet an elective office continues to grow, both in the city of Spokane and elsewhere.

Joy Jones, who works for Goodwill lndustries, filed for the Spokane City Council seat in the Northwest District, saying she wants to maintain roads and parks and push for more neighborhood business districts like South Perry. She filed late Thursday and joins a race that already included Karen Kearney and Steve Salvatori.

Chris Bowen, who ran for a 3rd Legislative District House seat in 2008, made it an even half dozen candidates in the Northeast Council District with a filing this morning. He joins John Waite, Gary Pollard, Mike Fagan, Luke Tolley and Donna McKereghan in what could be the most crowded race on the primary ballot.

The Spokane School District 81 board shrunk to five candidates this morning as Shawn Siggson withdrew his name for the open seat. Earlier in the week, Siggson, an employee of a local foundry, was asked why he decided to run and replied: "I really don't know. Just for fun, I guess."

Filing continues until the close of business today. That varies from county to county, but iIn Spokane County, it's 4 p.m.

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