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Council Pos. 6

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ben Wick 10,352 50.87%
Marilyn Cline 9,998 49.13%

* 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

Ben Wick

Age:
39
City:
Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from East Valley High School in 2000. Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in computer science in 2004.

Work experience: Works in IT, purchasing, shipping, receiving and production scheduling at Spokane Industries. Also owns the Spokane Valley Current and Liberty Lake Splash.

Political experience: Serving his second term on City Council, currently serving as Spokane Valley mayor. (Spokane Valley City Council chooses a mayor from its council members.)

Family: Married to Danica Wick. Has four children.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $15,900 as of Oct. 11, 2021. Wick has given himself $5,300 in in-kind contributions. Contributors include Katie McKay ($1,000), the political action committee of the Inland Northwest chapter of Associated General Contractors of America ($1,000), contractor and Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney's husband Max Kuney ($500) and Spokane Valley City Councilmembers Brandi Peetz ($114.50), Tim Hattenburg ($55) and Linda Thompson ($62.50).

Marilyn Cline

Age:
76
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Cline was a longtime volunteer and board member with Central Valley SCOPE before recently resigning to take a position on the county-wide SCOPE board of directors. She believes city government should live on a balanced budget and public safety is the key issue the city has to deal with.

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