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Primary is important

The primary election ballots are out now, and I’ll bet many voters won’t know who to vote for. There are only six offices in Spokane County with three or more candidates running for a senate, city council or a school board position. Many voters might think “Why bother?” Answer: Because the primary is a critical election. It decides who will be on the November ballot. Hopefully, the two most qualified people will move on.

As a member of “We Believe – We Vote,” I was privileged to join a team of 18 average conservative citizens to interview all of the willing candidates for contested offices. We have posted our preferences and why we recommend one or two candidates over the others at

Capable leaders who believe in life, marriage and limited government should be elected to ensure a more peaceful, safe and prosperous community. Check it out and pass it on.

Carolyn Jacobs



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