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Commissioner Pos. 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
David Clouse 175 55.56%
Larry Edmonds 140 44.44%

* 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

David Clouse

Spokane , WA

His words: “I’ve spent essentially my entire life in service in one way or another.”

His pitch: Clouse says his goal is for all firefighters to be “properly trained and properly equipped to respond to all the taxpayers in the district in a reasonable amount of time.” That, he says is not the case currently because it takes at least 20 minutes to respond to most residents. He believes the district will need to ask voters for a levy, but that the commission first “needs our ducks in the line to show a need for it.” Among the needs, he said: modern personal protective equipment.

Notable experience: Incumbent on the board; appointed to fill vacancy in late 2014. Served in Air National Guard from 1985 to 2008 as avionics technician. Served for 15 years as volunteer firefighter in Spokane County Fire District 10.

Education: Graduated from Reardan-Edwall High School, 1971. Associates degree in avionics management from Spokane Technical Institute.

Larry Edmonds

Nine Mile Falls, WA

His words: “I have quite a bit of experience working with boards. I have a lot of skills that will really help us.”

His pitch: Says the commission needs to significantly improve communication with residents and strengthen basic management of the district. For instance, he said, the commission should develop a disaster plan with community input and create a schedule to replace equipment. Says he’s up-to-speed on district issues and has attended commission meetings for the past six months.

Notable experience: Worked for 35 years from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service as an agriculture economist. Served in U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965.

Education: Graduated from Umitilla High School in Oregon in 1961. Earned bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Oregon State University.