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Liberty Lake City Council, position 7

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cristella Kaminskas 1,991 61.11%
Tom Stanley 1,267 38.89%

* 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

Cristella Kaminskas

Liberty Lake, WA

Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Miami, Ohio, in 1989.

Work experience: Sales team lead at TierPoint, Esterline, a tech company, for three years; senior program manager at Keytronic for seven years; internal team manager at Aeroquip-Vickers for eight years in the early 2000s; managed a sales team at Kimble Electronics in the late ’90s.

Political experience: Has served nine years on the Liberty Lake City Council. Republican Precinct committee officer for two years.

Family: Married to Scott Kaminskas. They have one son. Her father, Bob Moore, also serves on the City Council.

Tom Stanley

Liberty Lake, WA

Education: Graduated from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida, in 1995. Earned an associates degree in business administration from Kaiser University in Melbourne, Florida, in 2000.

Work experience: Two years active duty in the Army and six in the National Guard. Worked at Southwest Airlines in various leadership roles for 17 years. He has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, and led the East Point Church safety team.

Political experience: President and vice president of Riverview Little League.

Family: Married with five children.

Complete Coverage

Newcomer challenges incumbent for Liberty Lake City Council position 7

In Liberty Lake, some say it’s time for new ideas in city leadership while others say experience is the way to avoid failure.

Liberty Lake City Council race a debate between experience and fresh ideas

The incumbent in the Liberty Lake City Council race, Cristella Kaminskas, said her two terms give her important experience to make good policy for the growing city. But her opponents in the Aug. 6 primary say its time for change and say its not appropriate for her to serve on the same City Council as her father.