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About this race

This district encompasses downtown Spokane, the South Hill and stretches out onto the West Plains. The two candidates with the most votes will advance to the Nov. 3 general election to determine who will replace Councilman Mike Allen, who decided against seeking a second term. Only voters within the district will cast ballots in the race.

Council District No. 2, City of Spokane

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Candidate Votes Pct
LaVerne Biel 3,793 37.78%
Lori Kinnear 3,543 35.29%
John Waite 2,704 26.93%

* 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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