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u 2019 Washington General Election, Nov. 5



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Spokane election results certified; tie in race for Fairfield Town Council

The Spokane County Auditor certified the results of this month’s general election on Tuesday.


Tip of a milk bottle could decide winner of tied Fairfield Town Council race as all ballots are counted

With every ballot in Spokane County counted, Dave Watling and Steven Walk are locked in a dead heat with 78 votes apiece as they seek position 3 on the Fairfield Town Council. If those results hold after the election is certified and an automatic hand recount is conducted, the winner is chosen by a game of chance.


Beggs’ first job as council president is to fill his seat on council

By winning his race for Spokane Council president, Breean Beggs will vacate his seat representing the South Hill district.


‘One or two votes is kind of a close thing’: Some Spokane County races still not settled

From Fairfield to Deer Park to the city of Spokane, many candidates are still waiting for votes to be counted.


Commission determines campaign violations by labor-backed PACs active in Spokane election were minor

The Public Disclosure Commission has declined to further investigate complaints against the political fundraising arm of the Spokane Firefighters Union and a union-backed PAC, the Citizens for Liberty and Labor PAC, both of which spent heavily against Nadine Woodward in her successful bid for mayor.


Mayor Condon invites Nadine Woodward to settle in at City Hall; two council members object

Two council members are concerned with the lengths Mayor David Condon has gone to make the transition to a new mayor as seamless as possible, raising objections to his clearing of office space in City Hall for the mayor-elect and questioning what access she will be given to city resources.


Nadine Woodward campaigned on change, but her victory was about cementing status quo

After declaring victory on election night, mayor-elect Nadine Woodward pledged to “represent the change that voters wanted.” But her success could just as easily be said to illustrate the change that voters didn’t want.


Elections results indicate Spokane Valley government may be shifting to center

If Brandi Peetz holds on to what was just a 350-vote lead as of Friday, the majority on council will flip, and the new more moderate majority of council members will chose a new mayor when they take office in January.


Spokane council president race now even tighter, recount possible; disputed council races still close

The already tight race for Spokane City Council president narrowed even further on Friday and could be heading toward an automatic recount. The race between Councilwoman Karen Stratton and challenger Andy Rathbun to represent District 3 on the Spokane City Council also remained close.


Races for Spokane council, council president narrow

The gap between candidates for Spokane City Council president was cut by more than half after additional ballots were counted on Thursday, indicating the race will go down to the wire.



Latest news

Spokane election results certified; tie in race for Fairfield Town Council

The Spokane County Auditor certified the results of this month’s general election on Tuesday.


Tip of a milk bottle could decide winner of tied Fairfield Town Council race as all ballots are counted

With every ballot in Spokane County counted, Dave Watling and Steven Walk are locked in a dead heat with 78 votes apiece as they seek position 3 on the Fairfield Town Council. If those results hold after the election is certified and an automatic hand recount is conducted, the winner is chosen by a game of chance.


Beggs’ first job as council president is to fill his seat on council

By winning his race for Spokane Council president, Breean Beggs will vacate his seat representing the South Hill district.


‘One or two votes is kind of a close thing’: Some Spokane County races still not settled

From Fairfield to Deer Park to the city of Spokane, many candidates are still waiting for votes to be counted.


Commission determines campaign violations by labor-backed PACs active in Spokane election were minor

The Public Disclosure Commission has declined to further investigate complaints against the political fundraising arm of the Spokane Firefighters Union and a union-backed PAC, the Citizens for Liberty and Labor PAC, both of which spent heavily against Nadine Woodward in her successful bid for mayor.


Mayor Condon invites Nadine Woodward to settle in at City Hall; two council members object

Two council members are concerned with the lengths Mayor David Condon has gone to make the transition to a new mayor as seamless as possible, raising objections to his clearing of office space in City Hall for the mayor-elect and questioning what access she will be given to city resources.


Nadine Woodward campaigned on change, but her victory was about cementing status quo

After declaring victory on election night, mayor-elect Nadine Woodward pledged to “represent the change that voters wanted.” But her success could just as easily be said to illustrate the change that voters didn’t want.


Elections results indicate Spokane Valley government may be shifting to center

If Brandi Peetz holds on to what was just a 350-vote lead as of Friday, the majority on council will flip, and the new more moderate majority of council members will chose a new mayor when they take office in January.


Spokane council president race now even tighter, recount possible; disputed council races still close

The already tight race for Spokane City Council president narrowed even further on Friday and could be heading toward an automatic recount. The race between Councilwoman Karen Stratton and challenger Andy Rathbun to represent District 3 on the Spokane City Council also remained close.


Races for Spokane council, council president narrow

The gap between candidates for Spokane City Council president was cut by more than half after additional ballots were counted on Thursday, indicating the race will go down to the wire.