|Daryl Romeyn (D)||12,706||40.42%|
|Shelly O’Quinn (R)||11,245||35.77%|
|Rob Chase (R)||7,483||23.81%|
* 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
This is a race to replace Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richard, who decided against seeking a third term. The two candidates with the most votes in the primary election will advance to the Nov. 6 general election. Spokane County commissioners serve four-year terms and are paid $93,000 a year plus healthcare and other benefits.
Thought I was coming down with the flu at first. Dull headache. Depression. Irritability …
Shelly O’Quinn wants to make a difference, she says. So she’s running as a Republican for an open seat on the Spokane Board of County Commissioners. At 37, O’Quinn believes her job experience and education qualify her.
Former television newsman Daryl Romeyn is making a second run at elective office this fall in a race for an open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Romeyn, a Democrat, is facing Republican Shelly O’Quinn, also in her second attempt to win an election.
Spokane Valley Republican Matt Shea will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives, not the open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Shea had been mentioned as a possible contender for the commission seat after two-term incumbent Mark Richard announced last week he would not run for re-election. Wednesday morning, however, Shea scheduled a formal kickoff for a House re-election campaign for Tuesday evening at Felts Field.
A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among the Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-’04 and now teaches corporate law at the school, said he is exploring his prospects for a race and expects to decide by next month.