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Council Pos. 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Arne Woodard 10,626 52.39%
DeeDee Loberg 9,657 47.61%

* 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

Arne Woodard

Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1971 and attended Spokane Community College for about a year and a half. 

Political experience: Has served on the City Council since 2011 and is the longest serving councilman in Spokane Valley history. 

Work experience: Owned real estate business from 1994 to 2018. Previously worked in construction and rebuilding homes damaged by floods or storms. Has worked on road and underground utility projects. Has owned a bakery named Backburner Breads, sold bread-making equipment and owned a health food store called Magic Mill. 

Family: Married to Charmagne Woodard. Has seven children and 15 or so grandchildren. 

Fundraising: Has raised more than $10,600 as of Sept. 26, and also began his campaign with an additional $5,225 in funds. Woodard has received several donations from individuals and companies in the real estate and construction industries. Other notable donors include Spokane Valley City Councilman Rod Higgins, former Spokane County GOP Chairwoman Cynthia Zapotocky, Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Laura Padden and state Sen. Mike Padden.

DeeDee Loberg

Spokane Valley, WA

Loberg applied unsuccessfully for two vacant Spokane Valley City Council positions in 2011. She is a self-described homemaker and community activist. She has been involved in Spokane Valley politics since the beginning of the city, including serving in the transition committee. She was recently elected to the Washington State PTA board of directors.