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Sun., Oct. 31, 2010

Editorial: Recapping our ballot preferences for Tuesday

Following is a summary of The Spokesman-Review’s endorsements for Tuesday’s general election. To read the full endorsements online, go to endorsement-2010/.

City of Spokane

• Proposition 1 (Children’s Initiative): No

Spokane County

• District Court Judge, Position 6: Debra Hayes

• County Commissioner, District 3: Al French

• Assessor: Ralph Baker

• Auditor: Vicky Dalton

• Prosecutor: Frank Malone

• House District 3, Position 1: Andy Billig

• House District 3, Position 2: Timm Ormsby

• House District 6, Position 2: John Driscoll

• Senate District 6: Chris Marr

Washington statewide

• Supreme Court Justice, Position 6: Richard Sanders


• U.S. Senate: Patty Murray

• U.S. Representative, District 5: Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Ballot Measures

• Initiative 1053 (Supermajority for tax increases): Yes

• Initiative 1082 (Three-way industrial insurance): Yes

• Initiative 1098 (Income tax for high earners): No

• Initiative 1100 (Eliminate state liquor sales): Yes

• Initiative 1105 (Eliminate state liquor sales): No

• Initiative 1107 (Repeal sales tax on soda and candy): No

• Referendum 52 (School construction bonds): No

• Senate Joint Resolution 8225 (Redefine state interest costs): Yes

• House Joint Resolution No. 4220 (Permit bail denial for “three strikes” defendants): Yes


• Governor: Keith Allred

• Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Luna

• U.S. Representative, District 1: Walt Minnick

• Senate Joint Resolution 101 (Tuition at University of Idaho): Yes

• House Joint Resolution 4 (Revenue bonds for public hospitals): Yes

• House Joint Resolution 5 (Revenue bonds for public airports): Yes

• House Joint Resolution 7 (Revenue bonds for municipal electrical utilities): Yes

The Spokesman-Review Editorial Board

Members of The Spokesman-Review editorial board help to determine The Spokesman-Review's position on issues of interest to the Inland Northwest. Board members are:

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