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City Council, Position 5

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Larry Bowman 203 51.39%
Jack Collins 192 48.61%

* 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

Larry Bowman

Airway Heights, WA

Education: Graduated from Lindhurst High School in Marysville, California in 2001. Received bachelor’s in accounting from American InterContinental University.

Work experience: Served in the Air Force for 13 years. Owns the Coffee Corner on Fairchild Air Force Base.

Political experience: Has served on Airway Heights City Council since 2015.

Family: Single. Has two children.

Jack Collins

Airway Heights, WA

His words: “I wanted to give back more than just my time as a firefighter.”

His Pitch: Support city’s EMS levy, which also is on the ballot. Says the growing city needs more police and fire resources, but believes the city must explore all options before raising taxes beyond the EMS proposal. Supports the proposed Spokane Tribe development that includes a casino. Supported resignation of former Mayor Patrick Rushing.

Notable experience: Appointed to city council in 2014. Has served as a volunteer firefighter for about 10 years, including three years for Airway Heights.

Education: Graduated from Decatur High School in Federal Way, Washington in 2005. Working toward associate’s degree from Spokane Falls Community College.