About this race
With 60 employees, the office sets property values, maps property boundaries, processes homeowner exemptions and manages vehicle license and title services. Republican Mike McDowell is seeking a fourth term. He wants to continue to improve customer service, including more online business, and make appraisal information more available and interactive. His focus is on being efficient and effective with the budget, and motivating the office staff. Challenger Shirley McFaddan, who prevailed in the primary as a write-in Democrat, said her goal is to keep the office running smoothly with the current staff and not micromanage. She says lines are still too long in vehicle services and she would address that.
Assessor, Kootenai County
|Mike McDowell (R)||26,610||73.01%|
|Shirley McFaddan (D)||9,837||26.99%|
* 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.