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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

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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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Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 3:54 p.m.

Candidates prepare for results

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she expects only one count of votes tonight. Results should be released about 8:15 p.m. She said including today's mail, the county has received about 100,000 ballots. About 90,000 of those will be counted in the numbers released tonight....

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Mon., Nov. 7, 2011, 11 p.m.

Condon gets second big contribution from state GOP 

Mayoral candidate David Condon over the weekend got another big lift from the state Republican Party. The GOP contributed $38,000 to Condon’s campaign on Saturday, according to reports filed to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Late last month, the party gave his campaign $25,000. Condon,...

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Sat., Nov. 5, 2011, 6 a.m.

Has Condon closed the gap? 

It was clear on the evening of Aug. 16 that the race for mayor was Mary Verner's to lose. But a lot has happened since then, including the conviction of Officer Karl Thompson. So will she hold on? As far as we at Spin Control...

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Fri., Nov. 4, 2011, 1:34 p.m.

The politics of ‘It totally sucks’ 

Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe declined to comment this week about her "totally sucks" comment becoming a major highlight of the David Condon campaign for mayor. DeRuwe made the comment last month soon after sending a news release announcing that the department eliminated its property...

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Thu., Nov. 3, 2011, 5:18 p.m.

2011 elections: Who’s spending what

OLYMPIA – Led by a multi-million dollar battle for who controls liquor sales in Washington, initiatives and candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot have spent more than $18 million on trying to sway voters in the last three weeks. This may come as no surprise...

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Mon., Oct. 31, 2011, 4:18 p.m.

State GOP pours cash into Condon campaign 14 

Spokane mayoral candidate David Condon advertises himself as "nonpartisan" on his signs, but that didn't stop the former aide to Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from getting a $25,000 contribution from the state Republican Party. The contribution, the largest so far in a Spokane...

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Mon., Oct. 24, 2011

Condon vs. Verner, City Wages 

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and David Condon, former district director for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, debate the how well the city has negotiated with city unions. Condon is challenging Verner’s bid for re-election.

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