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Council District No. 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Fagan (N) 2,490 49.67%
Ben Krauss 1,262 25.17%
Randy Ramos 1,261 25.15%

* 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 district encompasses northeast Spokane. The two candidates with the most votes will advance to the Nov. 3 general election. Only voters within the district will cast ballots in the race.

The Candidates

Mike Fagan

No party

Contact Information

Web:
electmikefagan.com

Randy Ramos

 

Contact Information

Web:
voterandyramos.com

Complete Coverage

Spokane candidates on the lack of a city planning director

The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.

Does Spokane have a sprawl problem? Spokane candidates speak

Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.

Spokane candidates talk about the city’s spokesmen and spokeswomen

Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it’s up to the mayor.

Truth-testing Spokane City Council candidates

The ballots are out, and candidates want your vote. But getting your vote can be a tricky proposition, so they try all kinds of methods. Pictures of them and their smiling spouse and kids. Dramatic commercials. A little bit of mud thrown at their opponent.

Candidates speak about Spokane’s lawsuit against agrochemical giant Monsanto

In August, the city of Spokane filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human and environmental health.

Truths, half truths and other campaign claims, Part 1

Election 2015 edition, on accusations of partisan agendas, cost of bike lanes and Chomsky.

Condon and Lichty on the Mayor Vs. City Council

Condon says things are pretty good. Lichty says not so much.

Spokane candidates on the Mayor Vs. the City Council

Everything’s golden, or This. Means. War.

Spokane candidates on their political heroes

Even politicians have heroes.

I-1366 is another swing at tax supermajority requirement

I-1366 tries to force the Legislature into a super-majority to pass tax increases.

Mike Fagan: I-1366 will restrain tax-happy Legislature

Constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds vote on taxes would force lawmakers to cut spending first.

In Fagan vs. Ramos race, it’s the notorious vs. the unknown

The race for Spokane City Council in District 1, representing northeast Spokane, pits a conservative, controversial incumbent against a political newcomer.

Eyman trying to stick to latest initiative, avoid questions over past actions

As Tim Eyman campaigns for his latest tax-limiting initiative, he’s ducking questions about a possible state investigation into previous campaign funds.

Vestal: Tim Eyman’s financial deals all too familiar

No one should be surprised at the complex financial maneuverings of initiative promoter Tim Eyman; he confessed to engaging in similar tactics 13 years ago.

Initiative sponsor Eyman could face campaign finance law charges

OLYMPIA – Perennial initiative sponsor Tim Eyman could find himself in court over charges he broke campaign finance laws for the way he moved money back and forth in previous initiative efforts. Some of that money went to Eyman for his personal use, and the transactions were not properly reported under state campaign laws, Public Disclosure Commission investigators said. They recommended the state attorney general’s office start “appropriate legal action.”

PDC report says Eyman broke campaign laws

PDC report says Tim Eyman broke campaign finance laws on reporting and spending money for personal use. Staff wants stiff penalties beyond what the commission can levy.

Councilman challenges Spokane’s borrowing from investment fund

Quick growth in Spokane’s collection of investments, and a predilection by city leaders to dip into the investment pool to fund one-time projects, has led at least one Spokane City Council member to suggest that practice runs afoul of the city charter. For the 20th time, the city of Spokane is planning to borrow money from itself, as the council considers on Monday whether to support the city administration’s plan to borrow $5 million from the Spokane Investment Pool. The latest loan would help pay for the recently completed, $17 million Central Service Center in east Spokane.

Washington Supreme Court OKs anti-tax I-1366 for ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will decide this fall whether they want to try to force the Legislature into passing a constitutional amendment that would require supermajorities for tax increases. The state Supreme Court agreed Friday with a lower court that Initiative 1366, the latest ballot measure from Tim Eyman and his Spokane partners Mike and Jack Fagan, can’t be kept off the ballot because some people think it’s unconstitutional.

Super-majority for taxes will be on ballot

OLYMPIA — Voters will get a chance to decide whether they want to try forcing the Legislature into passing a constitutional amendment that would require supermajorities for tax increases, the state Supreme Court ruled today.