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Spokane City Council president

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Breean L. Beggs (N) 16,595 36.06%
Cindy Wendle (N) 14,094 30.62%
Mike Fagan (N) 12,178 26.46%
Phillip Tyler (N) 3,157 6.86%

* 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

Breean L. Beggs

No party

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Web:
electbeggs.com
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Cindy Wendle

No party

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Web:
votecindywendle.com

Mike Fagan

No party

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Web:
electmikefagan.com

Phillip Tyler

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Web:
philliptyler.com

Complete Coverage

Council president race gets less civil, with Wendle defending doctored photograph, PAC calling her ‘reptile’

Cindy Wendle used a distorted photo of Breean Beggs in a recent mailer, and Wendle was the target of a recent uncivil ad calling her a “hollow-eyed reptile.” While Beggs condemned the attack on his opponent, Wendle defended the mailer.

City Council president candidates Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle on the record, on the issues

The Spokesman-Review asked the candidates for Spokane City Council president a series of questions about city policy and priorities in an attempt to glean further insight into their priorities and positions.

Ads for Beggs, Wendle offer different take on crime

A new ad for Cindy Wendle laments the sharp rise in drug-related crime in downtown Spokane. But a new ad for her opponent, Breean Beggs, celebrates a decrease in crime of more than 15% citywide. They’re both right.

As campaign ad shows Baltimore homeless camp, Cindy Wendle says she doesn’t recognize Spokane

In a 30-second spot released this week by a candidate for Spokane City Council president, a brief scene shows a row of tents shaking in the wind. But the footage appears to have been taken in Baltimore, not Spokane.

Spokane’s response to homelessness dominates mayoral, city council president debate Tuesday night

Whether it was Nadine Woodward and Ben Stuckart for mayor, or Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle for City Council president, candidates for public office laid out different plans for addressing Spokane’s population living on the streets at a Pints and Politics debate downtown Tuesday.

Beggs touts specifics, Wendle collaboration, in race for Spokane City Council president

Breean Beggs has detailed solutions for Spokane’s most pressing issues. But Cindy Wendle asks why, if he’s an effective leader, haven’t they already been implemented?

Spokane Proposition 2 would outlaw a local income tax, as courts weigh legality of Seattle measure

Sponsor Michael Cathcart said the measure is intended to make sure the city remains competitive in business recruitment.

Homeless to be left in the cold as Condon, City Council trade jabs over lack of adequate shelter space

Mayor David Condon acknowledged that the city will not have adequate shelter space when cold weather hits this weekend. The Spokane City Council and mayor held dueling press conferences on homelessness on Wednesday.

Shawn Vestal: Realtors and other rich interests are pouring money into funds to back Nadine Woodward and other Spokane candidates

As special-interest money pours into local elections, do donors with $50 to contribute deserve 100 or even 1,000 times less free speech than the deep pockets? What about people without even that?

Northeast Spokane guaranteed a conservative councilman, so Benn, Cathcart highlight experience

Preview of the city council race between Michael Cathcart and Tim Benn in the northeast.

Spokane mayor, city council president hopefuls debate homeless issues at library forum

The candidates for mayor and city council president debated the city’s approach to homelessness at a forum at the Spokane Public Library on Thursday.

Candidate forum on Spokane homelessness slated for next week

Homelessness will be the topic of debate between mayoral and City Council president candidates at the downtown Spokane Public Library on Sept. 5.

Spin Control: Light voting precincts a problem for Fagan

Northeast Council District’s light voter turnout was weakness for Mike Fagan’s council president bid.

Spokane City Council president race narrows to contest between two very different candidates

The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between a sitting council member campaigning on his record and a newcomer who believes a reorientation is needed.

Hillyard Festival still growing after more than 100 years

The Hillyard Festival featured 80 retail booths and 11 food vendors — more than double the amount in 2015. Future iterations of the festival could include carnival rides and games.

Stuckart and Woodward find almost equal financial support, but in different places

Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, but criticize the source of the other’s funding as representing outside interests.

Study examining moving downtown Spokane police precinct delayed by City Council

The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.

Police give City Council input on downtown policing resolution

Members of the Spokane Police Department and City Council met Thursday to discuss whether relocating a police precinct to the heart of downtown would be the best way to accomplish their shared goal of boosting officer presence downtown.

Shawn Vestal: Building a bigger, better Spokane County Jail won’t necessarily solve overcrowding issue

Every release from the Spokane County Jail, from the least serious to the most, from allegation to conviction to dismissal, tells a different story. But we apply the same blunt tool to every one: a jail cell, at a daily rate of $133.

Spokane council members suggest moving police precinct back to heart of downtown

Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back to the heart of downtown and boosting police patrols on foot and bicycle.