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Latah Town Council, position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Larry La Bolle 52 76.47%
Adam W. Papini 16 23.53%

* 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

Larry La Bolle

Party:
City:
Latah, WA
Occupation:
Director of Federal and Regional Affairs for Avista Utilities

La Bolle has lived in Latah off and on for 11 years. He was involved in planning and zoning issues while living in Coeur d’Alene. He is currently a members of the Southeast Spokane County Historical Society and is serving on Latah’s streets committee. He and his wife of six years, Lisa, have six children.

Mosquito fogging has been an issue in Latah and he favors spraying for larval mosquitoes rather than the adult insects. He also wants to focus on creating a long term plan for street maintenance and upgrades.

Adam W. Papini

Party:
Age:
49
City:
Latah, WA

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga University in 1994. Earned a law degree from Gonzaga School of Law in 1997.

Political experience: None.

Work experience: Was a public defender for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians out of law school before becoming a public defender for the city of Spokane. In 2000, began working as a city prosecutor where he’s remained since.

Family: Declined to comment on marital status. Has a school-aged son.

Top priorities: He would like to shake up the current court system by pushing for a more streamlined approach when it comes to access to justice. He wants to make finding courtrooms easier for plaintiffs and defendants, and has been vocal about the court’s lack of compassion for people who cannot make court dates during the day if they have jobs or other priorities that conflict. He also would like to look at the court’s spending and see if there is room to tighten the budget and redirect funds in areas that need it.