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Spokane Valley City Council pos. 7

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bill D. Bates 8,507 80.22%
Fred Beaulac 4,318 33.67%

* 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 one of four seats up for contention in the 2013 election. Council Members are paid $750/month and receive healthcare benefits. The term is four years from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.

The Candidates

Bill D. Bates

Spokane Valley, WA

Bates was appointed to the Spokane Valley Planning Commission in December 2010 and currently serves as its chairman. He is a longtime Spokane Valley resident who retired from Rosauers as vice president of retail operations in 1987. He is the half-brother of Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey.

Fred Beaulac

Spokane Valley, WA
Operations manager

Beaulac works as operations manager with Hatfield Enterprises. He was appointed to the Spokane Valley Planning Commission when the city first incorporated in 2003 and served until 2008, then was appointed again to fill a vacancy for a few months in 2012.