Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 34° Clear

Coeur d'Alene City Council, seat 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Christie Wood (N) 905 66.69%
Elaine Price 452 33.31%

* 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

Christie Wood

Party:
Neither
Age:
59
City:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Education: Graduated from Lakeland High School in 1979 and attended North Idaho College. Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and communication from Lewis-Clark State College in 2004.

Work experience: Retired from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department in 2015 after 26 years of service, the last 15 as the department spokeswoman. Served in the U.S. Air Force for three years.

Political experience: Serves as the board chairwoman of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees and the president of the Kootenai County Human Rights Task Force. She is in her second term as a city parks and recreation commissioner and previously served on the Coeur d’Alene School District board of trustees for eight years.

Family: Married. Has one son.

Elaine Price

Party:
Age:
51
City:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Education: Graduated from Manson (Iowa) Senior High School in 1987 and attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa, and St. Charles Community College in St. Louis, Missouri. Earned an accounting assistant associate degree from North Idaho College in 2017.

Work experience: Currently owns and runs Spartacus Coins Bullion with her husband. She previously worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Edgewood Log Homes and for Fred Meyer for 18 years.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. Has four children.

Complete Coverage

Incumbents, Christie Wood win seats on Coeur d’Alene City Council

Early results from the Coeur d’Alene City Council elections show incumbents far ahead.

Christie Wood, Elaine Price vie to replace longtime Coeur d’Alene councilman

Coeur d’Alene voters will choose between two women with long-time ties to Coeur d’Alene for a seat on City Council.