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Spokane County will have its first new prosecutor in 16 years when the ballots are tallied in November. Competing for the job are Larry Haskell, a deputy prosecutor with the office, and Breean Beggs, a private-practice attorney specializing in civil rights cases. Republican Haskell touts his 16 years of experience in the prosecutor’s office trying criminal cases and endorsements from area law enforcement. Democrat Beggs says he’ll institute more “Smart Justice” reforms in the county, seeking further use of alternative case resolution to ease overcrowding at the jail and seek outside review of potential criminal cases involving law enforcement. The county prosecuting attorney oversees all litigation involving the county, including both criminal and civil cases. Four-year term. Position pays $148,176.50 a year.

Prosecutor, Spokane County

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Candidate Votes Pct
Larry Haskell (R) 87,515 59.69%
Breean L. Beggs (D) 59,108 40.31%

* 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.