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Millwood Mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Kevin M. Freeman 290 68.56%
Jay Molitor 133 31.44%

* 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

Kevin M. Freeman

Millwood, Washington

Education: Graduated from Venson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Oregon in 1985. Earned a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1990 and a master’s degree in hydrogeology in 1995, both from the University of Idaho.

Political: Has served as Millwood mayor since 2013. Served on Millwood Planning Commission for four years. Served on Millwood City Council for eight years. Serves of Spokane Regional Health District Board of Health, Spokane Transit Authority Board, and Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Board.

Work: Has owned Inland Earth Sciences consulting firm for three years. Has worked for various consulting engineering firms in Spokane since 1997.

Family: Married to Lisa Freeman. Has two children.

Jay Molitor

Millwood, Washington

Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 1963 and later attended Spokane Community College and Gonzaga University but did not earn a degree.

Political experience: Lost bid for Millwood mayor in 2017.

Work experience: Started working at Roundup Co., a division of Fred Meyer, in 1967. The company was eventually sold to SuperValu, where he retired in 2003 as the vice president of business development, a position he had for six years.

Family: Married to wife Vikki and has two children and a grandson.

Complete Coverage

Millwood mayor candidates divided on police operations

A candidate running for Millwood mayor says it may be time for the town to consider forming its own police department. Jay Molitor, who is challenging incumbent Kevin Freeman, argues that the service the town gets from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is inadequate for Millwood’s population of nearly 1,800. He points to the police department of Reardan, a town with one-third the population, which has one full-time and several part-time officers.