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About this race

This is a race to replace Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richard, who decided against seeking a third term. The two candidates with the most votes in the primary election will advance to the Nov. 6 general election. Spokane County commissioners serve four-year terms and are paid $93,000 a year plus healthcare and other benefits.

County Commissioner, Dist. 2, Spokane County

Candidate Votes Pct
Daryl Romeyn (D) 12,706 40.42%
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 11,245 35.77%
Rob Chase (R) 7,483 23.81%

* 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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U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell offers some campaign advice to Daryl Romeyn, a Democrat running for Spokane County commissioner, at the Spokane County Democratic Party's fund-raiser Saturday in Riverfront Park. (Jim Camden)

Sun., Aug. 5, 2012, 3:01 p.m.

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Mon., May 28, 2012, 4:22 p.m.

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Wed., April 25, 2012, 6:05 a.m.

Two Democrats consider bids for county commission 

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...

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Wed., Feb. 15, 2012, 2:01 p.m.

Ron Paul picking up endorsements, headed for Spokane 

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Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 6:36 p.m.

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