* 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.
- Liberty Lake, WA
Education: Graduated from Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Montana, in 1994. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and justice studies from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1999 and a master’s degree in health and human development in 2004.
Occupation: Worked for Child Protective Services in Oregon and Colorado’s Division of Child Welfare. Worked for Washington CPS as a social worker and then a program manager from 2013 to 2018; currently a stay-at-home mother.
Political experience: None
Family: Married to Dusty Kurtz. Has two daughters.
- Liberty Lake, WA
Education: Graduated from Norwood High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. He also graduated from the American Institute of Banking and the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Harvard University.
Occupation: He worked as a corporate executive for nearly 40 years. He was the vice president of finance and CFO of Tresler Oil Co., senior vice president and finance and CFO for Duro Bag Manufacturing Co., president of Bufkor, Inc., and vice president of corporate operations for Reptron Electronics.
Political experience: He served on the Montgomery, Ohio, planning commission for five years and also served on the Montgomery (Ohio) City Council, both in the 1970s.
Family: Married to wife Jackie. Has one daughter and a grandson.
The race for position 5 on Liberty Lake City Council pits a candidate who touts his experience against one who stresses the need for a fresh voice.