u 2017 Washington Primary, Aug. 1
In a rare public appearance, city prosecutor Adam Papini chose to face a roomful of his peers to talk openly about his beleaguered campaign as a candidate for municipal court judge.
Just before ballots arrive in the mail, all candidates competing for Spokane City Council and Spokane School Board seats will participate in a casual candidate forum.
Kate Burke and Tim Benn say the problems facing the district they hope to represent transcend party politics. But a clear ideological divide has sprouted around their candidacies.
Lifetime Medical Lake resident Leo Spilker believes learning on the job is the best way to prepare for leadership, a strategy he intends to use in the race for Medical Lake School Board, District 1. Spilker, who spent 28 years working as an attendant at Eastern State Hospital, has been involved in the local branch of the Washington State Federation of State Employees as vice president and secretary in the 1990s. He said during his time at those posts, he found the best policy was listening to more experienced members before voicing opinions or making decisions.
For the West Valley School District, as for districts across the state, navigating the implications of the state Supreme Court case that forced Legislators to boost education spending will be among the greatest challenges in coming years. Both incumbents for the West Valley School Board elections said the district is in good shape, but they emphasized financial uncertainty brought on by the state’s latest push to adequately fund education, as a primary concern.
Students arrange Valley council candidates debate Wednesday evening at West Valley High School.
Spokane Valley City Council Position 1 pits incumbent experience against challenger’s youth.
A city prosecutor arrested for DUI in June remains on the ballot for a municipal court judge position despite all signs pointing to an abandoned campaign.
A last-ditch effort to revive the beleaguered initiative for this November’s ballot failed Friday, all but ending the possibility voters will weigh in on a policy some contend makes Spokane a “sanctuary city” for at least two years.
Proposition 1, an initiative that supporters say would strip Spokane of a disputed “sanctuary city” status, will get a hearing before an appellate court commissioner Thursday as the deadline looms to get on the November ballot.
- Spokane Superior Court Judge Position 6
- Medical Lake mayor
- Spokane City Council, northeast council district
- Spokane City Council, northwest council district
- Spokane City Council, south council district
- Spokane Valley City Council Position 1
- Spokane Valley City Council Position 5
- Spokane School Board, Position 5
- Liberty Lake Proposition 1
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