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Millwood City Council, position 4

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Andrew Van Hees 296 59.80%
Jay Molitor 199 40.20%

* 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

Andrew Van Hees


Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1997.

Political experience: He served on the Millwood Planning Commission for three years before being elected to his current position in 2015.

Work experience: He has worked as a cement mason laborer for Garco Construction for the past 13 years. Previously worked for father’s cement finishing company.

Family: Married to wife Karen and has three children.

Jay Molitor

Millwood, Washington

Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 1963 and later attended Spokane Community College and Gonzaga University but did not earn a degree.

Political experience: Lost bid for Millwood mayor in 2017.

Work experience: Started working at Roundup Co., a division of Fred Meyer, in 1967. The company was eventually sold to SuperValu, where he retired in 2003 as the vice president of business development, a position he had for six years.

Family: Married to wife Vikki and has two children and a grandson.

Complete Coverage

Millwood City Council candidates disagree on riverfront property, creating a city police department

Jay Molitor is challenging Millwood City Council member Andy Van Hees for his seat in the November election and said he was inspired to run because of an ongoing community debate around whether the city should build a park on two parcels of land it owns along the Spokane River.