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City Council Northwest seat (District 3)

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Steve Salvatori 11,047 55.22%
Joy Jones 8,960 44.78%

* 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 Salvatori

Spokane, WA
Consumer products broker

Education: Graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill. in 1972. Bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Northern Colorado in 1976. Master’s in business administration from National University in Vista, Calif. in 1983.

Career: CEO of Salvatori-Scott, Inc., owns Spokane Entrepreneurial Center. Political: Ran unsuccessfully as Republican for Spokane County Commission last year. Vice chairman of Greater Spokane Inc.’s Small Business Council. Serves on several boards including, Spokane Public Market Board.

Family: Married. Has three adult children.

Joy Jones

Spokane, WA
Runs program to help children who have a parent in prison

Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1995. Bachelor’s degree in geography from Eastern Washington University in 2007.

Career: Program manager of Mentoring Children of Promise, a youth program run by Goodwill Industries.

Political: This is Jones’ first run for office. Endorsed by Spokane County Democratic Party. Serves on the board of Richard Allen Enterprises, which runs the Emmanuel Family Life Center and the Richard Allen Youth Academy.

Family: Married. Has two school-age children.

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Council to tackle firefighter contract

Spokane city leaders are readying for a showdown with the Spokane Firefighters Union over a three-year contract negotiated between the firefighters and former Mayor Mary Verner in the final days of her administration. But challenging the deal could prove risky for the City Council and force the city to give the union a more generous contract than the one now before them.

Condon to keep salary at $100K for 2012

Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options and the city’s legal opinions and may take more next year.

Candidates prepare for results


Salvatori vs. Jones, Introduction

Spokane City Council hopefuls Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones explain why they think they would be the best next council member to serve District 3, which covers Northwest Spokane.

Editorial: Salvatori best choice for council District 3

Residents of northwest Spokane have two appealing choices for the District 3 City Council position: Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones. The Spokesman-Review endorses Salvatori based on his experience as a small businessman concerned about the cumulative effect of recent fee and rate increases passed by the council.

Candidates for council District 3 talk jobs

The race to represent Northwest Spokane has turned into one about priorities. Is the top priority jobs, as Steve Salvatori argues, or is jobs one of many priorities, as Joy Jones says?

Salvatori, Jones outline differences

Candidates for Spokane City Council responded to 20 questions from The Spokesman-Review soon after filing to run for office. Because only two candidates filed to run for the Northwest seat, there wasn’t a primary and none of the responses given by Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones ran in the print edition until today. To read more questions and responses, go to The Spokesman-Review’s Election Center at

Scaled-back Bill of Rights still packs in issues

Much is different and much is the same in Envision Spokane’s second attempt to get voters to approve a version of its Community Bill of Rights. Its proposal on the November ballot is significantly scaled down. Instead of the nine rights the group floated in its failed 2009 citizen initiative, this list only includes four.

Q&A: Joy Jones, running for Spokane City Council seat representing Northwest Spokane

Joy Jones gives her positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Jones faces Steve Salvatori in the race for a seat representing Northwest Spokane.

Q&A: Steve Salvatori, running for Spokane City Council seat representing Northwest Spokane

Steve Salvatori gives his positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Salvatori faces Joy Jones in the race for a seat representing Northwest Spokane.

Two more file for Spokane City Council