u 2012 Washington General Election

Todd Mielke

A candidate for County Commission, Dist. 1, Spokane County in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 50City: Nine Mile Falls, WA

Occupation: County commissioner

On this race: ISSUES: Mielke said he has worked to bring spending in line with taxes, seeking to get the most services for the least cost. Mielke said financial health is seen in the county’s AA bond rating and 9.4 percent reserve fund. He favors moderate growth of the urban area and taking steps to anticipate growth 20 years in advance, including a proposal to extend sewers north of Mead. He defends the county purchase of the race track as a recreation alternative, and said the land around it is available for other county uses. Opening of a new wastewater treatment plant is among his accomplishments, he said. NOTABLE: He served as a staff member in the Legislature and the served the Sixth District from 1990 to 1995, operating an excavation company at the same time. After 1995, he worked as a lobbyist and a consultant. He won his first commission race in 2004 and re-election in 2008.

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Last updated: Nov. 27, 1:53 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Todd Mielke (R) 114,181 54.46%
John Roskelley (D) 95,482 45.54%
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