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Wednesday, October 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cheney City Council, position 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Paul Schmidt 682 57.89%
Tim Gainer 496 42.11%

* 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

Paul Schmidt

Party:
Age:
66
City:
Cheney , Washington

Education: Earned bachelor’s in sociology and political science and graduate degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University.

Political Experience: Has worked in government, never been elected to public office.

Work Experience: Served five years as a city administrator for city of Chelan, five years as Oak Harbor administrator, five years as Clarkston administrator and two years as Spokane County administrator. Worked 13 years as the City of Cheney public works director and seven years as the city administrator.

Family: Married. Has three daughters and

Education: Earned bachelor’s in sociology and political science from North Dakota State University and master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University.

Political Experience: Has worked in government, never been elected to public office.

Work Experience: Served five years as a city administrator for city of Chelan, five years as Oak Harbor administrator, five years as Clarkston administrator and two years as Spokane County administrator. Worked 13 years as the City of Cheney public works director and seven years as the city administrator.

Family: Married. Has three daughters and three granddaughters.

Tim Gainer

Party:
Age:
57
City:
Cheney, Washington

Education: Earned associates degree from ITT Technical Institute.

Political experience: Has previously run for office, never been elected.

Work Experience: Has worked 35 years at Davis Communications working way up from installer to system engineer. Also worked briefly at Zips in high school.

Family: Married. Has two children age 11 and 10.

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