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Medical Lake Mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
John Higgins 524 73.08%
Mikeal Suniga 283 35.07%

* 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

John Higgins

Medical Lake, WA
Current Mayor of Medical Lake

Mikeal Suniga

Medical Lake, Washington
Police Officer

Education: Associates degree from Community College of the Air Force.

Political Experience: Previously ran for mayor.

Job Experience: Has been member of National Guard since April 2001, and has deployed six times to United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. Former police officer for Medical Lake Police Department currently police officer at Airway Heights Police Department.

Family: Divorced, no children.

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.