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Spokane County Water District No. 3, position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Nathan P. Jeffries 2,099 51.70%
Kevin McMulkin 1,961 48.30%

* 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

Nathan P. Jeffries

Age:
43
City:
Mead, Washington

Education: Graduated Mead Senior High School in 1996 and Eastern Washington University in 2001 with a bachelor's in business administration.

Political Experience: Elected to Spokane County Water District 3 commission in 2017.

Work Experience: Jeffries began working for B&B Sprinklers — his family’s landscape and irrigation company — at age 14. He has also worked at Spokane County Fire District 9 for the past 20 years as an EMT before becoming a division chief.

Family: Jeffries currently has a long-term partner.

Campaign Contributions: He has raised $4,500 as of Oct. 13. Contributors include the Spokane Regional Labor Council ($1,000), Spokane County Water District 3 Commissioner Mary Wissink ($375), Spokane Valley Firefighters Union ($250), and Washington Education Association Political Action Committee ($250).

Kevin McMulkin

Age:
60
City:
Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated University High School in 1980 and then Washington State University in 1985 with a bachelor's in civil engineering.

Political Experience: Appointed to Spokane Water District 3 commission in August 2016. Lost bid to retain seat in November 2017.

Work Experience: He has served as a consulting engineer for several water systems in the Spokane area for over 30 years, and he is a licensed civil engineer in the state of Washington.

Family: Married. Has four children.

Campaign fundraising: McMulkin has opted not to raise more than $5,000 or accept any donations more than $500.