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Liberty Lake City Council, position 6

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Kennedy 1,630 78.93%
Dylan McGuire 435 21.07%

* 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

Mike Kennedy

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Riddle High School in Riddle, Oregon in 1963. Studied business and accounting from Spokane Community College for two and a half years.

Political experience: Served on Spokane Planning Commission for four years. Served on Liberty Lake Planning Commission for two years. Worked on campaigns for multiple city council and mayoral candidates in Spokane.

Work experience: Small business owner for 30 years. Has owned Nortelco since 1988. Owned RV business for about three years. Worked at Old National Bank and Seattle First Bank for about four years combined.

Family: Married to Betty Kennedy. They have two children and a grandson, 9, named Hayden.

Dylan McGuire

Liberty Lake, Washington

Says he is no longer interested in winning the position, but he remains on the ballot and could still win the seat.

Complete Coverage

Council candidate backs Liberty Lake overpass expansion; his opponent no longer wants seat

Though Mike Kennedy has no personal experience as an elected official, he’s been behind the political scenes of Spokane and Liberty Lake for years, he said. Now he’s a candidate for position 6 on the Liberty Lake City Council. His opponent, Dylan McGuire, says he no longer wants to win the seat, citing an unexpected workload increase at his job. However, he decided to withdraw after the deadline, so his name remains on the ballot, and he is eligible to win the seat.