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Let Mielke manage track

A few years ago, after Todd Mielke became one of our Spokane County commissioners, he was instrumental in purchasing the Spokane County Raceway with county dollars. The purchase has not proven profitable to the county taxpayers, and this election we have the opportunity to correct the problem.

Elect John Roskelley as our new county commissioner, and this will give Todd the opportunity to work full time toward making the racetrack profitable.

Roy Doupe

Spokane


 

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