City: Mead, WA
Education: Graduated from Mount Spokane High School. Earned associate degree from Spokane Community College and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Whitworth University.
Political experience: Served six years as a legislative aide for state Rep. Jeff Holy and former Rep. John Ahern. Previously served as a delegate to precinct caucuses and county and state Republican conventions. Has worked on Republican campaigns since 2008.
Work experience: Owns a small marketing company, River Marketing, with his wife. Previously worked as a server at Red Robin and a banker for U.S. Bank.
Family: Married. Has one child.
- Web: joshkerns.com
|Josh Kerns (R)||107,859||54 %|
|Candace Mumm (D)||92,058||46 %|
Mumm and McLaughlin are more experienced and pragmatic than Kerns. We would like to see them advance to the general election.
Candace Mumm will seek to be the first Democrat since John Roskelley in 2004 to represent the northern portion of Spokane County on the commission.