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This is a race to replace Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richard, who decided against seeking a third term. Commissioners oversee county government, including budgets and employee contracts. They serve on countywide boards for transit, health, transportation, airport and clean air. In the primary election, only voters from within the commission district decide which candidates advance to the general election, Candidates advance through the primary election solely on the ballots cast by voters in their commission district, then Voters nominate candidates by district. Then, they run countywide in the general election. Salary: $100,942, including car and cellphone allowances.

Spokane County commissioners serve four-year terms and are paid $93,000 a year plus healthcare and other benefits.

County Commission, Dist. 2, Spokane County

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Candidate Votes Pct
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 113,996 54.56%
Daryl Romeyn (D) 94,930 45.44%

* 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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