I couldn’t be more impressed by the $2.8 million upgrade being planned for Spokane Indians Stadium* by the county. (* I truly hate using that sterile, commercialized A-word when referring to the name of our beloved ball field.) Read more
County Commission, Dist. 2, Spokane County
About this race
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.
Last updated: Nov. 27, 1:53 p.m. Election results
|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.
Shelly O’Quinn was sworn in Thursday as Spokane’s newest county commissioner. She replaces outgoing Commissioner Mark Richard, who did not seek a third term. Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke delivered the oath, but before he did, he told O’Quinn that the job will be challenging and rewarding. Read more
Republican Shelly O’Quinn is comfortably ahead of Democrat Daryl Romeyn in the race to fill the open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. For a closer look at the results, click on the PDF file below. Read more
Republicans are poised to retain control of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners as two races on Tuesday’s ballot were leaning toward the GOP candidates in initial returns. Republican Commissioner Todd Mielke was leading Democrat John Roskelley for the District 1 seat. Read more
Thought I was coming down with the flu at first. Dull headache. Depression. Irritability … Read more
Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club. The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat… Read more
Shelly O’Quinn wants to make a difference, she says. So she’s running as a Republican for an open seat on the Spokane Board of County Commissioners. At 37, O’Quinn believes her job experience and education qualify her. Read more
Former television newsman Daryl Romeyn is making a second run at elective office this fall in a race for an open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Romeyn, a Democrat, is facing Republican Shelly O’Quinn, also in her second attempt to win an election. Read more
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell talks with Daryl Romeyn, a candidate for Spokane County commissioner, at the county Democratic Party’s fund-raiser in Riverfront Park. Every couple of weeks, some national pundit or cable news talking head ruminates about the “enthusiasm gap” for a certain set of… Read more
Spokane Valley Republican Matt Shea will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives, not the open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Shea had been mentioned as a possible contender for the commission seat after two-term incumbent Mark Richard announced last week he would not run for re-election. Wednesday morning, however, Shea scheduled a formal kickoff for a House re-election campaign for Tuesday evening at Felts Field. Read more
Former City Councilman Bob Apple and former KREM-TV weatherman Daryl Romeyn are contemplating bids for Spokane County Commission. Both would run for the seat held by Republican Commissioner Mark Richard. He announced last weekthat he would not seek a third term. Republican Shelly O’Quinn, who… Read more
A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among the 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 race and expects to decide by next month. Read more
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… Read more