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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

Party:
Age:
38
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Earned computer science bachelor’s degree Eastern Washington University in 2004. Graduated from East Valley High School in 2000.

Political Experience: Served Valley City Council 2012-15, lost re-election; ran unsuccessfully for first Valley Council in 2002.

Work Experience:Currently IT manager at Spokane Industries; formerly worked in IT for Goodrich Aerospace and United Technologies. Serves as citizen member of the Spokane Regional Transportation Commission.

Family: Married, wife Danica. Has three daughters.

Marilyn Cline

Party:
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.

Complete Coverage

Allen-Rush contest now within recount margin

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It’s now Spokane Mayor-Elect Condon

David Condon, the former deputy chief of staff of Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, claimed enough votes on Thursday to make any last-minute, shocking comeback by Mayor Mary Verner unrealistic.