A Spokesman-Review Special Collection
Election 2009 guide
A guide to major races and issues in the Inland Northwest for the November 2009 election.
This measure would limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth, not including voter-approved revenue increases. Revenue collected above the limit would reduce property tax levies.
Spokane Valley City Council races
Incumbent Ian Robertson has three challengers: Dean Grafos, Ed Pace and Ed Foote. Incumbent Diana Wilhite is challenged by Brenda Grassel, while state Sen. Bob McCaslin is running against Mayor Rich Munson.
Spokane Municipal Court
Incumbent Judge Tracy Staab faces a challenge from Bryan Whitaker, a criminal and family law attorney
Kootenai County Jail measures
Whether bonds should be issued for $57 million to be repaid over 10 years to improve the jail, and if the county should raise the sales tax by a half-cent for 10 years to fund property tax relief and the jail.
Spokane School Board
The races for two seats pit incumbet Jeff Bierman against Heidi Olson and incumbent Rocky Treppiedi against Laura Carder.