* 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
- Deer Park, WA
Education: Graduated from Deer Park High School. Earned bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: Community service director for the city of Deer Park since 1991. Volunteer firefighter for 18 years in Petersburg, Alaska, and Spokane County Fire District 4. Served as police officer and EMT in Petersburg, Alaska. Worked in city government positions for 35 years in Petersburg, Alaska and Deer Park, Washington.
Political experience: Fire commissioner for Spokane County Fire District 4 and current board chairman. Serves on Spokane County Growth Management Steering Committee, Spokane County Planning Technical Advisory Committee and the Spokane Regional Transportation Council.
Family: Married. Has two children and five grandchildren.
- Colbert, WA
Education: Graduated from Reardan High School. Earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics education from Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: College mathematics instructor at Gonzaga University and Spokane Falls Community College. Board member of Spokane Area Swimmers.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married. Has eight children.
A college math instructor hopes to bring new perspective to the commission leading Spokane County Fire District 4. To do so, he would have to defeat the commission’s chairman who has many years of experience in public safety. Incumbent Roger Krieger said Fire District 4 has hired a consultant to review hazardous areas where fires could get out of hand and develop concepts to reduce overgrown brush and offer private citizens ways to protect their homes.