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About this race

Incumbent Vicki Horton is making her first re-election bid for assessor, running against former East Valley School Board director and private real estate appraiser Roger Trainor. Horton, who joined the Assessor’s Office as an appraiser in 2000, defeated her former boss in the 2010 election. She argued against the office paying the entirety of a contract for aerial photography, wanting other agencies to form a cooperative and foot the bill. Trainor is running on a platform of greater transparency and more streamlined property tax exemptions for the elderly and veterans. The Assessor’s Office employs a staff of 44 people who establish the property values for all property within the county: industrial, residential and commercial. Four-year term. Position pays $88,350 a year.

Assessor, Spokane County

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Candidate Votes Pct
Vicki Horton (R) 93,688 70.56%
Roger E. Trainor (R) 39,095 29.44%

* 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.