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Council candidates file

Wed., June 3, 2009

Spokane City Council races and a special election for a legislative seat in southeastern Washington began to fill up Tuesday on the second day of filing week.

Michael Fagan, one of the lieutenants in a state initiative operation headed by Tim Eyman, filed for the council seat in Spokane’s Northeast District. Retired health care aide Barbara Lampert, a perennial candidate, filed in the Northwest District. Jon Snyder, publisher of Out There Monthly, an outdoor recreation magazine, filed Monday afternoon for the South District seat.

The 9th Legislative District has four candidates, all of them claiming a preference to the Republican Party or GOP. The state requires candidates to state a party preference, but the top two vote-getters advance to the general election regardless of party. Seeking the open seat are Pat Hailey, of Mesa; Darin Watkins, of Palouse; Susan Fagan, of Pullman; and Art Swannack, of Lamont.

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