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Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Steve Peterson 1,736 75.45%
Josh Beckett 565 24.55%

* 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

Steve Peterson

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington, in 1968. Graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1973.

Work experience: Retired. Worked for 35 years in pharmaceutical, commercial and retail sales.

Political experience: First elected mayor of Liberty Lake in 2001, and served until 2007. Was defeated in the 2007 election by Wendy Van Orman. Re-elected as mayor in 2011, and ran unopposed in 2015. Lost to Shane Brickner in 2019.

Family: Married to Charmaine Peterson since 1996. Has three adult children.

Campaign financing: Raised $17,700 as of Oct. 12. Contributors include himself (about $7,400), Brownstone Homes LLC ($1,000), Baker Construction & Development Inc. ($1,000).

Josh Beckett

Liberty Lake, WA

His words: “I’m running to return to the city council to restore balance and debate to the legislative process," according to his Facebook page.

His Pitch: Did not return calls or emails asking for information.

Notable Experience: Served on the City Council from 2009-13 and did not run for re-election in 2013.