* 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
Deanna Goodlander is ending her City Council service after four terms. Running to replace her are Gary Herfurth, Kiki Miller and Noel Adam. There are no council zones or districts; all city voters may vote in each city race.
Jennifer Drake says of hubby Ben that he’s always willing to jump in and help someone, “literally and metaphorically.” Ben wasn’t being metaphorical one night last week when Jennifer advertently dropped her cellphone into 15 feet of water at Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The phone had worked its way out of a diaper bag while Jennifer was hurrying to board her father’s boat to beat a storm back to Echo Bay. It fell with a telltale plop into the lake through the 8-inch gap between the boat and the dock – and then mocked the distraught mother by glowing at the bottom of the murky lake. Adding insult to injury, the phone contained photos and video of the first months of Ben and Jennifer’s baby son.