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Treasurer

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Rob Chase (R) 81,289 51%
D. E. (Skip) Chilberg (D) 78,105 49%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

The Candidates

Rob Chase

Party:
Republican
Age:
67
City:
Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Kellogg High School in 1972. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management. Certification in Production and Inventory Management.

Work experience: Is currently semi-retired, but has recently worked as a U.S. Census Bureau enumerator and security guard for Phoenix Protective Corps in Spokane Valley. Worked as an expeditor with Haakon Industries based in Cheney from 2006 to 2007. Held mortgage origination and real estate licenses. Served in U.S. Army Reserves from 1972-1978.

Political Experience: Elected Spokane County treasurer in 2010. Republican Party Precinct Committee Officer. Ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in 2000, U.S. House in 2002 and Spokane County Commissioner in 2012 and 2018. Served as Eastern Washington coordinator for Ron Paul for President in 2008 and 2012 and Eastern Washington coordinator in Clint Didier campaign for Senate 2010.

Family: Married and has four children.

Pitch: "I have a reputation for getting things done. I was a good treasurer and think I can be a good legislator and I had experience of working with the Legislature Olympia."

Complete Coverage

Sheriff planning to hire Chilberg

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich hopes to profit from former Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg’s recent re-election defeat. Knezovich had been wishing for a budget director when voters gave Chilberg his pink slip in November, and now he plans to hire the longtime public official.

Ex-county treasurer will be sheriff’s budget director

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich hopes to profit from former Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg’s recent re-election defeat.

Mapping the 2010 Vote: County treasurer

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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.

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 counting against Republican Michael Baumgartner, but he said it was too little to make a difference.

Spokane County treasurer’s race

Treasurer Skip Chilberg and challenger Rob Chase are in a race that started as a walk.

Bozo tops Jesus in county treasurer’s race

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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 a narrow lead Tuesday over Republican Jeff Holy and will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. French will face incumbent Democrat Bonnie Mager.

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.

Chase enters treasurer’s race as write-in

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