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4th Cong District: Holmquist Newbry makes 8

In a sign that politics abhors a vacuum almost as much as nature, an open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District has drawn eight candidates with two days left in the state’s filing week.

State Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, on Wednesday afternoon joined six other Republicans and one Democrat seeking to replace 20-year veteran Richard “Doc” Hastings in a district that stretches from Canada to the Columbia River and also includes Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

Other Republicans in the race include former legislator and state Agriculture Director Dan Newhouse; rancher Clint Didier, who has run for U.S. Senate and state lands commissioner; Tri-Cities attorney George Cicotte; Rite Aid supervisor Kevin Midbust; videographer Gavin Seim and economic development specialist Glen Stockwell.

Jamie Wheeler, an in-home care provider who previously announced a campaign on Facebook but had not filed papers with the Federal Election Commission said Wednesday she would not run.

Estakio Beltran, a former congressional aide, is the lone Democrat at this point. . . 

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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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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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