Spokane mayor, City of Spokane
|Ben Stuckart (N)||33,682||49.38%|
* 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.
Ben Stuckart formally created a consulting business, Forward Principle Consulting, this month, but isn’t ruling out taking his career in a different direction in the future.
David Condon’s handling of ouster of police Chief Frank Straub cast pall over relationship with City Council
The mayor and council President Ben Stuckart celebrated together in 2014 when voters approved funding for rebuilding streets and Riverfront Park. But by the end of 2015, the relationship had soured over the departure of Straub, who’d been accused of sexual harassment by an employee.
As he leaves office, Stuckart’s former council colleagues described his leadership style in interviews with The Spokesman-Review as unrelentingly passionate, at times to a fault, but always politically skillful and rooted in his dedication to serve Spokane residents.
Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in case that requires cities to have shelter space available to ban homeless camping
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal of the 2018 lower court decision setting limits on cities’ ability to enforce laws against camping in city streets and parks.
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted legislation on Monday that will redirect a portion of the state’s sales tax revenue into local affordable housing projects.
The City Council is flexing its strength by writing the expectation of a 30- to 50-hour work week into its rules. Mayor David Condon is pushing back.
The City Council is scheduled to consider a measure Dec. 9 that would redirect some of the local sales tax collections directly toward affordable housing in Spokane, before it reaches Olympia. Spokane could raise $400,000 annually for that purpose if passed, officials say.
With just a handful of meetings left, the outgoing two-term City Council president has informally ceded his post to Councilman Breean Beggs, who will be sworn in as the new City Council president in January.
After all that time, all that argument and all that Realtor money, the landscape at City Hall will be strikingly similar to the one we’ve had for eight years. Given that, it’s quite possible that the single most consequential elected official – the strongest one, you might say – will be the one sitting in the council president’s chair.
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.
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.
County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.
Though election results are not yet final, Nadine Woodward is forging ahead with transition plans after her opponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart, conceded on Tuesday night.
“I’ve had people asking me, ‘Why did you concede?’ ” Stuckart said. “Because it’s mathematically impossible for me to win. Barring a miracle, I lost.” Still, the decision took a lot of people by surprise, and his supporters seemed particularly stunned by it.
Nadine Woodward, a former TV anchor in her first run for public office, claimed victory Tuesday night in the race for Spokane mayor.
Analysis: Candidates for Spokane’s mayor have taken confusing, but understandable postures. So does either one have the advantage?
Tuesday’s election features a candidate running pretty much as the incumbent mayor, though he isn’t the incumbent mayor, against an opponent who for the most part concedes that she’s running against the incumbent mayor, though he is not.
Like other cities in the West, homelessness in Spokane has risen even as the economy has grown.
With a week to go before city elections, the money race in Spokane is gathering speed.
If $118,000 says anything, it’s that the firefighters of Spokane have a stake in this year’s municipal elections, particularly in the mayor’s race.
The city of Spokane debuted A Place of Truths Plaza downtown Friday afternoon. The $25 million project features public art from indigenous artists and a wastewater tank that will keep runoff from draining into the river before it can be treated.