A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington Primary
Occupation: Former Spokane city councilman
Career: Former owner of roofing and contracting business. Former owner of Comet restaurant and bar in Hillyard.
Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975.
Political experience: Long active in local politics. Ran unsuccessfully for port district in 1982, state Legislature 1986 as a Republican and in 2010 as a Democrat and Spokane City Council in 1989 and 2001. Elected to City Council in 2003 and 2007.
Family: Single. No children.
|Marcus Riccelli (D)||5,891||27.70%|
|Tim Benn (R)||4,512||21.21%|
|Jon Snyder (D)||4,086||19.21%|
|Bob Apple (D)||3,947||18.56%|
|Morgan Oyler (R)||2,834||13.32%|
About 150 gathered for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign rally this evening in Spokane at the Lincoln Center. There wasn’t much we haven’t heard on the trail before, so here are a few miscellaneous thoughts: — The Democrats appear enthused about the race for Congress….
Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder ended his campaign for state House on Thursday and endorsed Marcus Riccelli in the November election. Snyder conceded after the third day of counting in Tuesday’s primary showed that Republican Tim Benn’s hold on second place getting more secure. Riccelli,…
A Republican surge of late votes gave a big boost to a Republican running for a central Spokane House seat. After the first round of vote-counting in the state’s primary election on Tuesday, Democrat Marcus Riccelli was the clear winner, but three candidates, Republican Tim Benn and Democrats Jon Snyder and Bob Apple, were within fewer than 100 votes of each other vying for the right to advance to the November election.
Marcus Riccelli is comfortably in first place in the 3rd District House race, but three candidates are bunched up in the race for second place and a spot on the general election ballot. As this map shows, Riccelli owes his first place standing to doing…
About 24,000 people voted in Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District in Tuesday’s primary election, according to election statistics that include ballots received in today’s mail. So far, about 17,000 of those votes have been counted. That means the second-place battle for state House among Democrats Bob…
After an intense three-month campaign, the race for a state House seat representing central Spokane only revealed the first- and last-place finishers. The three candidates in between will have to wait at least through the end of the week – and perhaps through a round…
Tuesday is the last chance to mail your Washington primary ballot. If you live in central Spokane and are having a hard time deciding who to choose among the five candidates for the position 1 House seat in the 3rd Legislative District, try studying their…
The last-minute decision of state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown to retire at the end of the year set off a quick, frenzied rush among Democrats to determine how to maintain control of the three seats representing the only Democratic-leaning district in Eastern Washington. In the end, state Rep. Andy Billig became the standard-bearer for the party for the Senate seat. That left Billig’s House seat open.
BOB APPLE, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Certainly experience and an ability to get jobs done while understanding the intermixing of associated issues and structures within our existing government.
Downtown Spokane businessman John Waite said Friday that he has decided not to run for the state House afterall. Waite said earlier this month that he would run as a Democrat for the seat held by state Rep. Andy Billig, who is giving up his…
The field to replace state Rep. Andy Billig is getting larger. Former City Councilman Bob Apple today became the fifth person to say he will run for the Third Legislative District House seat that Billig is leaving to run for state Senate. Apple, 56, joins…
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.
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…
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…
Two Spokane firetrucks have been saved from the scrap pile by a decision to donate them to volunteer fire departments in Guatemala. The 1977 pumpers manufactured by American LaFrance haven’t been in service in Spokane for a couple of years, and attempts to find departments to buy them were unsuccessful.
After a packed, six-way primary, voters in northeast Spokane have two unconventional choices to fill the Spokane City Council seat that will be vacated at the end of the year by Bob Apple. Both candidates have clashed with City Hall and were probably the biggest critics of existing city leadership among those who ran in the primary. Both have a bankruptcy in their pasts. Both have longtime ties to Northeast Spokane and have led neighborhood councils. Both have the backing of one council member who serves the district.
The Spokane City Council could vote Monday on whether the city should regulate the number of alcohol signs liquor licensees can have that are visible from the street. In April 2010, the state Liquor Control Board passed a rule limiting that number to four, but gave cities the option to exempt liquor licensees in their jurisdiction.
The Spokane Police Department’s top two officers are on their way out, leaving city officials to find new leadership as they struggle with the continuing legal fallout surrounding the death of Otto Zehm. Assistant Chief Jim Nicks announced Tuesday his upcoming retirement will coincide with the previously announced departure of Chief Anne Kirkpatrick.
A hastily arranged briefing by Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Friday announcing her desire for a complete internal and external review of the Otto Zehm controversy turned into a platform for Councilman Bob Apple to denounce what he called the city’s history of “sweeping incidents under the rug.” Apple, who was not invited to Verner’s announcement, said he agrees with Verner’s idea but believes it has come years too late.