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Medical Lake City Council, position 4

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Tony Harbolt 480 50.79%
Donald Kennedy 465 49.21%

* 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

Tony Harbolt

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar, Indiana in 1984. Earned associates degree in criminal justice from Spokane Community College in 2015.

Political experience: Ran as Republican for Stevens County coroner in 2002, capturing 49 percent of the vote. Lost in the primary for Medical Lake mayor in 2009. Served as secretary on the Colville Civil Service Commission.

Work experience: Works as safety officer for the Airway Heights Correction Center for 10 years. Served as Medical Lake police chief for about five years starting in 2003. Former Kettle Falls police chief. Served 11 years in Colville Police Department working up to the rank of sargeant. He also has been a volunteer EMT, shop steward for Teamsters 690, and Substance Abuse Coalition member. Current volunteer member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team with the corrections department. Served in the U.S. Army for six years and was member of the Army National Guard.

Family: Married to Carolyn Harbolt. Has two grown sons.

Donald Kennedy

Medical Lake, WA

Education: Graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington in 1968. Earned bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University in Geology in 1973, masters at EWU in geology in 1979 and law degree from Gonzaga University in 1991.

Political experience: Lost race for Medical Lake City Council in 2015 with 47.5 percent of the vote. 

Work experience: Worked for several different entities of the Farm Credit System either as an employee or as a independent contractor. Ended work career as Vice President for Mineral Operations. 

Family: Married to Vickie Kennedy. Has Two sons and five grandchildren. 

Complete Coverage

For Medical Lake City Council candidate, recount confirms defeat and comes with hefty price

A man who ran for the Medical Lake City Council this year will have to pay about $1,000 for a ballot recount that confirmed he lost the race.

Medical Lake candidates say more study is needed before changing course on law enforcement

Both candidates for position 4 on the Medical Lake City Council say more study is needed before abandoning the city’s partnership with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Don Kennedy, a resident of 21 years and retired attorney, said that as debate continues about a possible end to Medical Lake’s contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, his main objective is maintaining an economically responsible budget.

Three of five Medical Lake City City Council incumbents face challengers

Meet the candidates for Medical Lake City Council’s Positions 2, 4 and 5.