u 2011 Washington General Election

City Council Northeast seat (District 1), City of Spokane

Last updated: Nov. 14, 4:59 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Mike Fagan 6,412 52.23%
Donna McKereghan 5,865 47.77%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Council candidate stays on the air

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Candidates for Council District 1

Gary Pollard, 67 Career: Retired field investigator for Arizona Department of Revenue. Former assembly line worker for Chrysler. Read more

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