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Monday, April 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Republican bloc on the County Commission could crack if challenger Mary Lou Johnson can defeat longtime politician Al French. The biggest issue in the campaign thus far has been urban growth boundaries. Johnson, an attorney making her first run at public office, says the county needs to look at developing areas already connected to sewer. She’s also made criminal justice reform a major part of her platform. French, who has served in public office at both the city and county levels, is touting his record of job creation on the West Plains and says urban growth expansion is necessary to incorporate areas in north Spokane County with aging sewer infrastructure. The County Commission is the three-pronged legislative body of the entire county. Four-year term. Position pays $93,000 a year.

County Commissioner, Spokane County

Candidate Votes Pct
Al French (R) 81,497 54.66%
Mary Lou Johnson (D) 67,611 45.34%

* 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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