Stories tagged: rob chase
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Spokane County commissioners deadlock on appointment of third Republican colleague, give decision to Democratic governor
Deadlocked in a heated debate about who should fill a vacant seat on the Spokane County Commission, Republican commissioners voted Tuesday to let the Democratic governor make the selection.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Spokane County commissioners in stalemate over selection of third member
A rift in the Spokane County Republican Party has resulted in a stalemate between two county commissioners who are running out of time to choose a new colleague.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
Editorial: Kuney is best choice as commissioner
We hope Kuney still has the support of French, because it would appear as if Commissioner Kerns is in Chase’s corner. A Kerns-Chase power bloc on the commission is worrisome.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Chase, Kuney and Guarisco make shortlist to replace O’Quinn on Spokane County Commission
The Spokane County Republican Party convened Saturday in a church in Spokane Valley to pick three potential replacements for Shelly O’Quinn, who recently vacated a seat on the county commission …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Shelly O’Quinn formally resigns from Spokane County Commission; GOP to pick finalists for seat next month
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn submitted her resignation letter Monday morning, and her term officially ends at midnight.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Citing legislative duties, Shelly O’Quinn to stay another month on Spokane County Commission
Shelly O’Quinn was expected to resign from the Spokane County Commission this month to lead a major nonprofit organization, but the Legislature’s inability to craft a bipartisan budget has thrown …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Arne Woodard joins Chase, Kuney and Guarisco, in contest to be next Spokane County commissioner
Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard has added his name to the list of people who want to replace Shelly O’Quinn on the Spokane County Commission.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Treasurer Rob Chase says he’s interested in open Spokane County Commission seat
Following the announced departure of Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn expected this summer, Rob Chase, a former write-in candidate for treasurer who defeated a sitting Democrat for the office, will …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump
Reaction to Donald Trump by Republican officials varies.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Technical error blamed for false Spokane County tax notifications
False electronic notifications were sent to roughly 8,000 property owners in Spokane County this week due to a technical error, Treasurer Rob Chase said.
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Washington lawmakers push to revamp state financial system
Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase this week invited an unlikely duo to speak together on two pieces of legislation addressing the state’s financial system. Chase said he endorsed both bills, …
Tue., July 14, 2015
Spokane County files appeal to reverse tax-break ruling
Spokane County will continue to fight a tax break for military veterans and low-income retirees it says the city of Spokane illegally promised. The state has joined the county, saying …
Wed., July 1, 2015
Spokane County treasurer defends action in clash with city
A squabble between city and county officials regarding property tax exemptions continued Tuesday with Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase hitting back at the allegation that his office is engaged in …
Wed., June 24, 2015
Judge orders county to refund tax payments to 5,000 city residents
Spokane County has been ordered to issue refunds to about 5,000 Spokane residents who paid higher taxes because of a street levy approved by city voters last fall. County Assessor …
Fri., April 17, 2015
Disparate Spokane groups gather to denounce Trans-Pacific Partnership
A gathering of right- and left-leaning activists and politicians found common cause Thursday evening as they met in the Spokane City Council chambers to discuss their opposition to an ambitious …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Changes to write-in candidate laws considered in Legislature
OLYMPIA – Rob Chase wouldn’t have been elected Spokane County treasurer under changes the Legislature is considering to the state’s write-in candidate laws. Filing as a write-in candidate after the …
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
Election 2014: Experience at issue in county treasurer race
The candidates fighting for the job of Spokane County treasurer agree on one thing: The post should go to someone who understands investments and government finance. They differ, of course, …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
Two Spokane County incumbents face strong challenges
Two incumbent Republicans in the Spokane County Courthouse appear to be facing tough challenges from Democratic opponents. GOP County Commissioner Al French was virtually tied with Democratic challenger Mary Lou …
Fri., July 18, 2014
Editorial: GOP’s Kuney best-qualified for Spokane County treasurer
Four years ago, Rob Chase was a write-in candidate who finished second in the primary and then knocked off incumbent Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg in the fall. Now, it’s …
Tue., July 15, 2014
Finance experience an issue in county treasurer race
Current Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase learned one lesson in defeating his predecessor, Skip Chilberg, in the 2010 election. “For sure, I’m campaigning. I’m raising money,” said Chase, the 60-year-old …
Tue., July 15, 2014
Q&A with Spokane County Treasurer candidates Biviano, Kuney and Chase
All three candidates for Spokane County treasurer were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers. Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the …
Tue., July 15, 2014
Candidates for Spokane County treasurer
Spokane County Treasurer Job description: The county treasurer is the custodian of all funds for the county and governmental subdivisions, including school districts and special purpose districts. The treasurer is …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Property auction will be conducted online next week
Spokane County’s online auction of tax-delinquent properties will run Monday through Tuesday morning, County Treasurer Rob Chase said. Spokane County initially scheduled the foreclosure sale for Dec. 3-4. Chase said …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013
Bill says property tax penalties are unneeded
Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase believes that the penalties and interest charged on delinquent property taxes are just too high. Under state law, late taxes are penalized 3 percent after …
Sat., Feb. 19, 2011
Assessor, treasure shuffle deputies after county election
The Spokane County assessor’s and treasurer’s offices have new chief deputies as well as new elected department heads. Treasurer Rob Chase planned to retain Chief Deputy Treasurer Bob Wrigley, but …
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010
Chilberg concedes treasurer race to Chase
Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg conceded defeat Tuesday to his general election challenger, Rob Chase. Chilberg said he called Chase to offer his congratulations.
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010
Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state
Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Spokane County treasurer’s race
Treasurer Skip Chilberg and challenger Rob Chase are in a race that started as a walk.
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010
French hangs on for general election
A final vote count in last month’s primary election, to be certified today, didn’t turn around any races or trigger an automatic recount. Republican county commissioner candidate Al French retained …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
Chase launches write-in campaign for treasurer
Liberty Lake real estate agent Rob Chase announced Tuesday that he is a write-in candidate for Spokane County treasurer.