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Sun., Oct. 31, 2004

A summary of S-R endorsements

An intense national election campaign comes to an end on Tuesday. Below is a summary of the ballot recommendations that The Spokesman-Review editorial board has presented over the past few weeks.

The recommendation we make with the greatest conviction, however, is the one that goes to the core of America’s political values: Vote.



George W. Bush

U.S. Senate-Washington

George Nethercutt

U.S. Senate-Idaho

Mike Crapo

U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District, Washington

Don Barbieri

U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District, Idaho

Butch Otter

State of Washington


Dino Rossi

Lieutenant governor

Brad Owen

Secretary of state

Sam Reed


Mike Murphy


Brian Sonntag

Attorney general

Rob McKenna

Commissioner of public lands

Doug Sutherland

Superintendent of public instruction

Terry Bergeson

Insurance commissioner

Mike Kreidler

Supreme Court Position 1

Mary Kay Becker

Supreme Court Position 6

Richard Sanders

Initiative 872

(primary elections)


Initiative 884

(state sales tax increase)


Initiative 892

(scratch ticket machines)


Referendum 55

(charter schools)


Initiative 297

(Hazardous waste)


Spokane County

County commissioner, District 1:

Todd Mielke

County commissioner, District 2

Mark Richard

Superior Court judge, Position 8

Harold D. Clarke III

Proposition 1

(aquifer protection)


Washington Legislature

3rd District, Senate

Lisa Brown

3rd District, House Position 1

David Stevens

3rd District, House Position 2

Timm Ormsby

4th District, Senate

Bob McCaslin

4th District, House Position 1

Larry Crouse

4th District, House Position 2

Lynn Schindler

6th District, Senate

Laurie Dolan

6th District, House Position 1

John Serben

6th District, House Position 2

Doug Dobbins

7th District, House Position 1

Jack Miller

7th District, House Position 2

Yvette Joseph

9th District, Senate

Mark Schoesler

9th District, House Position 1

Don Cox

9th District, House Position 2

David Buri

City of Spokane

Proposition 1

(Street maintenance bonds)


State of Idaho

Idaho Legislature

District 1, Senate

Shawn Keough

District 1, House A

Steve Elgar

District 2, Senate

Marti Calabretta

District 2, House A

Mary Lou Shepherd

District 2, House B

George Currier

District 4, House A

Mike Gridley

District 4, House B

George Sayler

District 5, Senate

Dick Compton

District 5, House A

Bob Nonini

District 5, House B

Frank Henderson

Kootenai County

Advisory measure

(use of local-option sales tax)


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