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Council Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dean Grafos 11,870 56.83%
John Carroll 9,016 43.17%

* 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.

About The Race

Incumbent Councilman Dean Grafos faces challenger John Carroll.

The Candidates

Dean Grafos

Spokane Valley, WA

Grafos was elected to the Spokane Valley City Council as a “Positive Change” candidate in 2009. He is a licensed real estate broker and owner of a mini-storage business. One of his campaign promises was to eliminate the controversial Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan, which he voted to kill this year. He has stated several times that his goal is to make Spokane Valley “business friendly.”

John Carroll

Spokane Valley, WA

Current chairman of the City of Spokane Valley Planning Commission, on which he has served since 2003. He is an Air Force veteran and has owned Servicemaster Cleaning Services in Spokane Valley since 1994. He favors setting up a economic development council of business owners, residents, council members, and representatives of groups like the Chamber of Commerce.