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Council Seat No. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Amy Evans 4,799 58.08%
Chris Fillios (R) 3,464 41.92%

* 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

City Council President Mike Kennedy decided not to seek a third term this year. Two candidates are running for the seat. There are no council zones or districts; all city voters may vote in each city race.

The Candidates

Amy Evans

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Chris Fillios

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Realtor and residential appraiser

Chris has served on the Eastside Highway District board since 2007. He ran unsuccessfully for Coeur d'Alene City Council in 2013.

He and his wife Linda have been married 44 years and moved to Kootenai County in 2000. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Chris has a bachelor's degree in science from The City College of New York and a Master of Arts degree from New York University. He was in the New York Army National Guard from 1970-1975, in the artillery.

He worked in telecommunications and high tech for AT&T, Rockwell-Collins and Digital Equipment Corp., and a venture start-up before moving into real estate. In 1990, he published "Cutting Through The Mortgage Jungle."  He also was a sales manager for ACRAnet (Credit Bureau Services) in Spokane. Now he is a Realtor with Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Chris has volunteer with the Kootenai Humane Society, the area's juvenile probation program, Elder Help and the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce.

Complete Coverage

Huckleberries: The Great Opponent of Progress

Things are getting curiouser and curiouser in the uber-conservative attempt to overthrow Coeur d’Alene’s City Hall. In a debate earlier in the campaign, GOPartisan Chris Fillios claimed his opponent, Amy Evans, was a self-described “progressive liberal.” (This, after she’d called him a nice guy.) Now, a transcript has surfaced on a North Idaho tea party blog containing the word-for-word comments by Evans at the monthly Progressive Dinner at Seasons restaurant in September.

Fillios Backs Souza’s Vision For CdA


Debate: Evans, Fillios Square Off


Fillios Files For Coeur d’Alene Council


Festner Files For Kennedy Seat


Amy Evans at the fair


Festner To Oppose Evans For Seat 2


Huckleberries: Sending sky lantern aloft not welcome, on two fronts

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Dan Gookin has a message for whoever launched a sky lantern that landed, deflated, behind a rear car tire in his Fortgrounds ’hood: “Now if you and your guests don’t mind driving around Coeur d’Alene today picking up your mess, it would be appreciated.” Firefighters who battled wildland fires (known in the old days as “wildfires”) in steep terrain near Avista’s dam at Post Falls and the Mica Bay area on Lake Coeur d’Alene recently would appreciate your support, too.