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About this race

This is one of three council seats up for grabs in November. District three serves the northwest area of Spokane. Pay for this position is $30,000/year with full benefits. It is a four year term.

Spokane City Council dist. 3, City of Spokane

Candidate Votes Pct
Candace Mumm (N) 5,619 55.56%
Michael Cannon 2,780 27.49%
Curtis Fackler 1,086 10.74%
Kelly P. Cruz 628 6.21%

* 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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Candidates John Ahern, left, and Jon Snyder debate each other on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at KSPS's Studio in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Tue., Oct. 29, 2013, 4:29 p.m.

Fire District safe from Ahern

In the KSPS debate that aired earlier this month on KSPS City Council candidate John Ahern spoke in confusing terms about the area served by the city's Fire Station No. 9 on the South Hill. So confusing, apparently, that Spokane County Fire District No. 9...

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Sun., Oct. 20, 2013

Smart Bombs: Duck and cover, Spokane 13 

So I’m enjoying the low-key excellence of “CBS Sunday Morning,” when a pungent political ad pierces the calm with noise about … the Spokane City Council race? You mean the PAC-generated ads that were universally panned in state and national races last year have seeped into smaller races for nonpartisan offices? Afraid so.

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Tue., Aug. 27, 2013, 3:57 p.m.

City Hall Scoop: Foot bridges and vegetated roofs 

There were enough members for a quorum, but the dais was a bit spare at Monday's regularly scheduled Spokane City Council meeting. Councilman Jon Snyder, acting as council president pro tem in Ben Stuckart's stead, politely led the charge through the hour-long meeting. Councilman Mike...

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Mon., Aug. 19, 2013, 4:59 p.m.

Park department reorganization vote delayed 

The Spokane City Council won't vote on proposed changes to the city's park department tonight. Park Director Leroy Eadie pulled the proposal at the last minute after discussions with City Council President Ben Stuckart, who is opposed to the changes. Under Eadie's proposal, more senior...

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Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, 9:34 p.m.

Spokane Council 2: Snyder v. Ahern 

South Spokane voters will pick between two familiar candidates for the Second District council seat this fall. Incumbent Jon Snyder will face former State Rep. John Ahern in the general election. Snyder finished Tuesday night's count with nearly 56 percent of the votes; Ahern had...

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Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, 8:32 p.m.

Spokane Council Dist. 3 Mumm v. Cannon

Candace Mumm will face Michael Cannon this fall in the race for the open council seat in Northwest Spokane's 3rd District. In Tuesday night's count, Mumm was easily in first place with 56 percent of the vote. Cannon was solidly in second, with 27 percent...

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Thu., Aug. 1, 2013

City of Spokane seeks to boost farming 

Almost 100 people showed up for an urban farming open house on Tuesday evening at the downtown library. The meeting was the first action step following the local food conference in April, and it was opened by City Council President Ben Stuckart. “I’m in this because I want a goat,” Stuckart said, before he explained that the municipal code regulates what types of gardening and animal keep is allowed in residential areas.

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Mon., April 22, 2013, 9:33 p.m.

Council considers blocking citizen initiatives 

Signatures on petitions in support of two proposed citizens’ initiatives in Spokane will be counted and verified. But council members hinted Monday that they may block the proposals from the ballot even if activists collected enough support. The Spokane City Council voted 6-0 on Monday...

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Wed., April 10, 2013, 11:58 a.m.

Spokane County loss on land deal finalized

Spokane County’s loss of more than $1 million in a land deal with the Spokane International Airport was completed Monday by the Spokane City Council. In 2008, the county paid $3.2 million for nearly 400 acres between the airport and Fairchild Air Force Base to...

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Tue., April 9, 2013, 10:03 a.m.

Did the City Council violate City Charter? 

Last night’s City Council meeting boiled down a debate on the definition of shall. The Spokane City Council’s creation of 13 new public safety departments appears to violate the City Charter. But city attorneys insisted that “shall” does not always mean shall, at least not...

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Fri., Feb. 22, 2013, 2:19 p.m.

Condon weighs in on Fagan letter

Spokane Mayor David Condon has issued statement criticizing a letter signed by City Councilman Mike Fagan that calls Gov. Jay Inslee "a lying whore." “Words like this have no place in public discourse," Condon said in a prepared statement released this afternoon by the city....

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Fri., Feb. 22, 2013, 12:07 p.m.

Allen, Salvatori call on Fagan to apologize 

A majority of the Spokane City Council is calling on Councilman Mike Fagan to apologize for the letter he signed calling Gov. Jay Inslee "a lying whore." The council's three Democratic-leaning members issued a statement condemning Fagan's letter this morning. Now two of the council's...

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Mon., Feb. 11, 2013, 9:38 p.m.

Spokane legalizes pot possession 

Following the lead of state voters, the Spokane City Council on Monday legalized the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by anyone 21 and up. Councilman Jon Snyder, who has led the effort on the City Council to consider the impacts to the...

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