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About this race

This race pits incumbent Mayor Mary Verner against challenger David Condon, a former congressional aide. Verner was the runaway favorite in the five-way August primary, capturing an unprecedented 60 percent of all primary ballots cast. Condon secured his spot as November challenger with a distant second place finish in the primary, capturing barely half as many votes.

Spokane Mayor, City of Spokane

Candidate Votes Pct
David Condon 30,768 52.36%
Mary Verner (D) 27,991 47.64%

* 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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Fri., Dec. 30, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

Mandyke, Webster out at City Hall 

Spokane Mayor-elect David Condon has decided to replace two long-time administrators at Spokane City Hall. Public Works Director Dave Mandyke and Administrative Service Director Dorothy Webster announced their retirements Friday. Gerry Gemmill, the depurty director of public works, will be acting director of the department,...

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Fri., Dec. 30, 2011, 12:39 p.m.

Sanders named city administrator 

Spokane's former Economic Development Director Theresa Sanders will be the top City Hall administrator under Mayor David Condon. Many city employees had speculated for months that Sanders would get that top job if he beat Mayor Mary Verner in the November election. Sanders was active...

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Thu., Dec. 29, 2011, 12:15 a.m.

More from Verner’s exit interview

Here are the rest of Spokane Mayor Mary Verner's responses to topics we asked her to reflect on as she prepares to leave office. The rest is in an article running today online and in print. Regionalism Background: As mayor, Verner opted to end the...

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Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 7:39 p.m.

Condon transition team member resigns 27 

The portion of the Mayor-elect David Condon’s transition team devoted to public safety has decided to keep its discussions confidential. Tim Connor, communicaitons director for the Center for Justice, announced in an email to Condon this week taht he resigned from the committee as a...

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Fri., Dec. 16, 2011, 10:07 a.m.

Ferris High School debate questions 

Question 1: Spokane Public Schools is spending more than it ever has, and yet, since the year 2000, the number of students has decreased by nearly 3,000. If the money is not going to the students, where is it going? ...

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Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 6:36 p.m.

GU professor could challenge McMorris Rodgers 

A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-04 and now teaches corporate law at the school, said he is exploring his prospects for a...

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Sat., Dec. 10, 2011, 1:45 p.m.

City union agrees to contract extension

(This post was updated at 4 p.m. Saturday.) City Adminstrator Ted Danek said Friday that the membership of Local 270, the city's largest union, voted overwhelmingly this week to approve a three-year contract extension. The contract currently expires at the end of 2012. The proposal...

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Tue., Nov. 22, 2011, 11:34 a.m.

Why Verner lost: Part 3: Otto Zehm 

It’s hard to imagine how Mayor Mary Verner could have lost so much ground between the primary and the November election without concerns about the Otto Zehm case eating at her base. With some members of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane expressing...

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Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, 11:43 a.m.

Why Verner lost: Part 1. Water rates 

Condon correctly predicted outrage was coming on water rates. Even before summer bills were mailed, he began attacking the water rate restructuring. When the bills were opened, he already had defined himself as the candidate who opposed them. On its face, focusing on sewer rate...

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