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District 2 encompasses much of downtown, the South Hill and the newly added West Plains section of the city. Jon Snyder, the incumbent, is the founder and former publisher of Out There Monthly. John Ahern served in the state House for a decade before returning to Spokane to care for his ailing wife of 50 years. Pay for this seat is $30,000 per year with full benefits. It is a four-year term.

Spokane City Council District 2, City of Spokane

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Candidate Votes Pct
Jon Snyder 9,456 64.39%
John Ahern 5,229 35.61%

* 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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