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City Council Pos. 6

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Laura L. Parsons 552 55.09%
John Paikuli 450 44.91%

* 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

Laura L. Parsons

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Cheney High School in 1979. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology. Earned a master’s degree from Eastern Washington University in public administration in 2005.

Work experience: Current part-time school bus driver with the Cheney School District. Former social worker with the Spokane Regional Health District.

Political experience: Current Medical Lake School Board member. Previously served four terms on Medical Lake City Council. Board Member of the Washington State School Directors’ Association. Serves as Spokane School Directors Association small district representative.

Family: Single. Five children, one of whom is a student in Medical Lake schools.

Campaign finance: Medical Lake Education Association president Ryan Grant contributed $400. Former Medical Lake mayor Shirley Maike contributed $500. Washington Education Association contributed $1,200. Spokane County Democrats contributed $125. The 6th Legislative District Democratic Committee contributed $100.

John Paikuli

Medical Lake, WA