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Spokane County Fire District 5, position 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Isla Durheim 266 58.72%
Ed Marston 187 41.28%

* 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.

About The Race

The Candidates

Isla Durheim

Nine Mile Falls, WA

Education: Graduated from Reardan High School in 1970, Attended classes at Punch Card Machine Training Service in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1970, the Computer Programming Center of Spokane in 1971 and Interface Computer School in 1995.

Work experience: Worked for Pack River Lumber and its successors for 28 years, leaving as a payroll supervisor. She then worked for Principal Financial Group as a retirement specialist for 15 years before retiring in 2010.

Political experience: She was appointed to the District 5 commission in 2012 and then elected to a six-year term.

Family: Married. Has five children and 10 grandchildren.

Ed Marston

Nine Mile Falls, WA

Education: Graduated from Reardan High School in 1980 and took classes at Spokane Community College.

Work experience: Works as business agent for Millwrights Local 96. Worked as a seasonal firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management and for the State of Alaska before coming back to Spokane and becoming a millwright apprentice.

Political experience: None

Family: Divorced. Has two children.

Complete Coverage

Candidates for Spokane County Fire District 5 Commission have long ties to community

Spokane County Fire District 5 Commissioner Isla Durheim and challenger Ed Marston rode the same school bus together as children.