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Medical Lake City Council pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Shirley Maike 447 65.54%
Donald Kennedy 315 41.34%

* 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

Shirley Maike

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School. Legal certificate from the Spokane Community College.

Political experience: Incumbent Medical Lake City mayor. Served five terms as city council member. Served as Medical Lake representative on the Spokane County Community Housing and Development Committee. Former member of the Medical Lake Civil Service Commission, Planning Commission and Spokane County Boundary Review Board.

Work experience: Advanced from clerical work to chief operations manager at Eastern State Hospital, where she worked for 40 years. Compliance officer at Passages Family Support in Spokane.

Family: Married, no children.

Donald Kennedy

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington, in 1968. Earned bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University in geology in 1973, master's at EWU in geology in 1979 and law degree from Gonzaga University in 1991.

Political experience: Lost races for Medical Lake City Council in 2015 and 2017. Appointed to an open seat on the Medical Lake City Council in 2019. 

Work experience: Worked for Farm Credit System either as an employee or as a independent contractor. Ended work career as vice president for mineral operations.

Family: Married to Vickie Kennedy. Has Two sons and five grandchildren. 


Complete Coverage

Man charged with bilking investors out of $1.5M

A former Spokane man persuaded 50 investors to pay about $1.5 million to build an ethanol plant on the West Plains that never materialized, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court Wednesday. Robert J. Braun, 53, faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million after he was indicted on 27 felony counts of wire and securities fraud.

Medical Lake crafts shore plan

It’s not unusual to see dozens of people using the trails and parks around Medical Lake – running, walking dogs or putting boats in the water. But this well-loved lake is showing wear and tear.

Eastern State Hospital passes review

Eastern State Hospital has passed its latest review and will be recommended for reaccreditation by the The Joint Commission. A final decision on the Medical Lake psychiatric hospital could be made as early as next month, said John Wiley, spokesman for the Department of Social and Health Services, which oversees the hospital.

Bond set for suspect accused of vandalizing, burgling church

The man accused of what sheriff’s deputies have called the worst case of vandalism they had ever seen appeared in court Wednesday for the second time in as many weeks. Joseph D. Knop, 23, faces charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree malicious mischief in the vandalism of Lake City Assembly of God church in Medical Lake.

Medical Lake man arrested for vandalism at church

A Medical Lake man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly causing extensive damage to the Lake City Assembly of God church in Medical Lake. Joseph Knop, 23, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on burglary and malicious mischief charges.

Vandals rampage throughout church

Pastor Nick Hawkins showed up to church Sunday morning to anything but a peaceful sanctuary. Doors were kicked in. Glass was scattered everywhere. Fire extinguishers had been sprayed all over the walls and floor. Music equipment was drenched in soda.

City of Spokane mulling I-502 implementation

Spokane city leaders will meet today to begin planning for how to deal with businesses that want to sell state-sanctioned marijuana. City Council members will meet with the city of Spokane Plan Commission to map out priorities for the next year, Councilman Jon Snyder said. Part of that discussion will be how to deal with the voter-approved Initiative 502, which allows residents 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

Spokane County cities wary of pot clubs

SPOKANE — Two Spokane County cities, Cheney and Medical Lake, have passed six-month moratoriums on growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana.