u 2011 Washington General Election

City Council South seat (District 2), City of Spokane

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

CandidateVotesPct
Mike Allen 10,328 50.33%
Richard Rush 10,193 49.67%

* 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 rejects Rush’s plan to eliminate utility tax

The Spokane City Council rejected Councilman Richard Rush's proposal to ask voters if they want to eliminate the… Read more

Rush proposes end to city utility tax

It was as if pigs had grown wings and landed on the roof of Spokane City Hall. George McGrath, a conservative, longtime follower and critic of the City Council, approached the microphone at this week’s meeting and praised a plan proposed by outgoing liberal Councilman Richard Rush. Read more

Rush forgos hand recount, concedes race

Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush said Saturday he has decided against paying for a hand recount in his race against Mike Allen. Rush said that after further consideration of the results of the machine recount, as well as the hand recount that was completed in the 4th Legislative District Senate race last week, he decided it was highly unlikely that a hand recount would change the outcome of his race. Read more

Rush concedes race to Allen, calls off hand recount

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Recounts confirm returns; hand count still to come

Mike Allen’s lead over Richard Rush grew by three votes, to 91, on Wednesday after a recount in the Spokane City Council election for the city’s south district. But the race still isn’t over. Read more

Allen wins second count, but a third awaits

Former Councilman Mike Allen's lead over incumbent Richard Rush grew by three to 91 on Wednesday after a recount… Read more

Recounts moved to Wednesday

Spokane County Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said this afternoon that sorting ballots for recounting took longer than expected.

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Recounts start Tuesday

Spokane County election officials expect to start and complete on Tuesday the first two of the three recounts they… Read more

Spokane Councilman Rush to pay for hand recount

Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush, who trails former Councilman Mike Allen by 88 votes, submitted a check Friday to the Spokane County Elections Office for $6,240 to pay for a full manual count of ballots in his race for the south district. Read more

Spokane Democrats write check for Rush-Allen recount

Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush will get a hand recount afterall.

The incumbent councilman who trails former Councilman… Read more

Vote recount will test new machines

Spokane County election officials took advantage Thursday of an opportunity to test their vote-counting machines for free. The county Canvassing Board – Auditor Vicky Dalton, Commissioner Al French and County Attorney Jim Emacio – reversed course and decided to use the machines for a mandatory recount in a close Spokane City Council race. Read more

Baxter pays for recount

Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots… Read more

Rush-Allen recount will be done by hand

The final outcome of the City Council race for a seat representing south Spokane won’t be decided until next… Read more

Allen lead over Rush grows by 6

This post has been changed to correct the change in Allen's lead.

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Allen-Rush contest now within recount margin

The race between incumbent Councilman Richard Rush and former Councilman Mike Allen for Rush's south Spokane City Council seat… Read more

Allen and Rush headed for recount? Prop 1 headed for defeat

A race for Spokane City Council inched closer to an automatic recount on Monday in the fourth day of… Read more

It’s now Spokane Mayor-Elect Condon

David Condon, the former deputy chief of staff of Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, claimed enough votes on Thursday to make any last-minute, shocking comeback by Mayor Mary Verner unrealistic. Read more

Candidates prepare for results

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she expects only one count of votes tonight.

Results should be released about… Read more

County GOP endorses - scratch that - recommends Condon, Hession, Allen, Fagan and Salvatori

The Spokane County Republican Party, which has previously declined to endorse candidates running as Republicans against Democrats when they… Read more

Conviction likely to bring changes at department

The conviction of Officer Karl Thompson could mean a significant shift in the running and politics of the Spokane Police Department, some city officials and police accountability advocates said after Wednesday’s verdict. Jeffry Finer, a civil rights attorney who represents the family of Otto Zehm, said he hopes the jury’s decision would lead to serious police reform after years of failed efforts. Read more