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Deer Park Mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Tim Verzal 670 59.98%
Robert Whisman 447 40.02%

* 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


The Candidates

Tim Verzal

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Took some college courses at the University of Kentucky.

Political Experience: Has served three years on the Deer Park City Council.

Work experience: Worked for 14 years as supervisor and project manager for 7C’s Construction and 10 years as parts manager for System Transport trucking company. Previously owned Buckaroo Tavern in Deer Park and a Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Family: Not married. Has two daughters and two granddaughters.

Robert Whisman

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Has automotive associates degree from Spokane Community College.

Political Experience: Served on Deer Park Planning Commission for two years, City Council for 16 years and has been mayor for nearly 12 years.

Work Experience:Worked for 33 years as a bus mechanic and driver for Deer Park School District. Owns coin-operated laundromat, commercial buildings, snow plow business and container business.

Family: Married. Has four children and seven grandchildren.

Complete Coverage

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