Medical Lake mayor, City of Medical Lake
* 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.
Eight years after Medical Lake decided to disband its independent police department, Mikeal Suniga said it’s time to re-establish it. But his challenger in the race to lead the city, Shirley Maike, said the town is served well by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Medical Lake residents can choose among two longtime City Council members or a police officer to lead their city. On the August primary ballot three candidates, Shirley Maike, Laura Parsons and Mike Suniga are vying for the spot. The winner will replace Mayor John Higgins, who opted not to run for a new term.