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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Kootenai County Commissioner, District 2, Republican Primary

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Chris Fillios (R) 6,584 56.56%
David Stewart (R) 5,056 43.44%

* 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

Chris Fillios

Party:
Republican
Age:
71
City:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Occupation:
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.

David Stewart

Party:
Republican
Age:
57
City:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Occupation:
County commissioner, business owner

Stewart was elected to a two-year term on the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners in 2014. He is seeking re-election to a four-year term. He is married with two sons and lives in Cougar Bay.

Stewart owns ProFormance Lube Center in Spokane. Prior to that he worked as a custom home builder and real estate developer. He was involved in several multimillion-dollar projects, including the Arrow Point resort on Lake Coeur d’Alene, that he said gave him experience managing teams of people and large budgets.

He attended OMC Technical Training School in Kent, Washington, and studied real estate at North Idaho College. He is a certified boat mechanic and formerly worked at Tobler Marina in Hayden.