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

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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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Rush, Allen debate water rates

Here’s part two of our video series on race between Richard Rush and Mike Allen.


Allen and Rush critique Rush and Allen

Today, we release the first of several election videos. We’ll start with one of the races that didn’t have a primary, the Spokane City Council seat representing the South Hill.


Allen vs. Rush, Intro

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen critique each other’s work on City Council. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.


Allen vs. Rush, Water Rates

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the city’s new water rate structure. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.


Allen vs. Rush, Budget Cuts

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate budget cuts. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.


Allen vs. Rush, Jefferson School

City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the relocation of Jefferson Elementary School. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.


Billboard sponsor on water rates remains unknown

The person who has paid for five billboards criticizing the Spokane City Council and Spokane Mayor Mary Verner for their decisions related to water rates plans to remain anonymous. Five billboards about the water rates were erected about a week ago and will stay up…


Rush, Stuckart lead race in campaign technology

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Council may add two more questions on ‘Community Bill of Rights’

Spokane voters could get a hint from the Spokane City Council when deciding the fate of a citizens’ initiative on the November ballot. The Spokane City Council will consider on Monday the addition of two nonbinding questions for the November election. The two proposals would…


Council eases tax subsidy rules for Kendall Yards

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Q&A: Richard Rush, running for Spokane City Council seat representing South Spokane

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Q&A: Michael Allen, running for Spokane City Council seat representing South Spokane

Michael Allen gives his positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Allen, a former city councilman, faces incumbent Richard Rush in the race for a seat representing South Spokane.


Democratic Party backs Verner, Stuckart, Rush and Jones

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Labor coalition declines to back Verner or Condon

The race for Spokane mayor is getting more interesting. The Spokane Regional Labor Council has released the list of candidates it supports for the August primary and Spokane Mayor Mary Verner isn’t on the list. That’s a bit of a surprise given her recent support…


Allen will challenge Rush for City Council

Former City Councilman Mike Allen announced last week that he is entering the race to challenge Richard Rush in hopes of once again representing south Spokane. Allen, a former Eastern Washington University administrator, was named to the council to replace Mary Verner after she was…


Tax for streets overshadows talk of task force

Mayor Mary Verner told the Spokane City Council on Tuesday that she will reconvene a committee that will help form policy on paving streets and select opportunities to focus “complete streets” efforts. For the most part, the city’s 2004 street bond has been used only…


Listen to Shogan’s sharp words for his City Council colleagues

Council President Joe Shogan took the lead this year on the plan to create a vehicle tab tax while others on Spokane City Council examined other ideas — including a parking lot tax. Shogan’s plan is pretty much the only tax left that might be…