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Nov. 2, 2021

Washington General Election, Nov. 2

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Lish falling just short in Spokane; Higgins overtakes Johnson in Spokane Valley

After trailing on election day, Rod Higgins overtook James “JJ” Johnson Friday in a race for Spokane Valley City Council that could be headed for a recount.

Council races in Spokane, Valley remain tight as more ballots are counted

The gap between Spokane City Council candidates Zack Zappone and Mike Lish ever-so-slightly narrowed on Thursday.

Post Falls mayor gets third term, but city council incumbents fail to beat challengers

Linda Wilhelm, Alan Wolfe and Steve Anthony all finished behind their challengers.

Shawn Vestal: If money is speech, this election was a roar

Realtors, big business and wealthy individuals poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in unlimited independent spending into supporting two candidates, Mike Lish and Jonathan Bingle, and attacking the other two, Zack Zappone and Naghmana Sherazi.

Early returns offer cause for celebration, hesitancy for liberals and conservatives across Spokane County on Tuesday

Conservatives and progressives met in-person throughout Spokane County to watch returns Tuesday, a rare occurrence following the arrival of COVID-19. Those results showed a continued stark ideological difference between Spokane and Spokane Valley, with each side of the spectrum seeing results worth cheering and jeering. 

Jonathan Bingle wins Spokane City Council seat; Zappone leading race against Lish

The Spokane City Council will gain a new conservative voice next year with the election Tuesday of Jonathan Bingle in northeast Spokane.

Challenger Gloria Ochoa-Bruck leading contest against incumbent Municipal Court Judge Matthew Antush

In a contest that saw billboards and yard signs throughout town, Antush, 55, was seeking to keep the seat he was appointed to by Mayor David Condon in 2018. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck served as Condon’s director of local government and multicultural affairs at City Hall. 

Mead School Board incumbent in danger of losing seat

Incumbent Mead School Board member Carmen Green was in a tight race to keep her seat Tuesday night.

Spokane County voters have until 8 p.m. to vote on Election Day

Ballots for Tuesday’s election must be postmarked Nov. 2 in order to count. The Spokane County Elections Office at 1033 W. Gardner Ave. and a voter services center at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley, 2426 N. Discover Place, will be open until 8 p.m. for voters to cast ballots, register and receive replacement ballots.

Sherazi, Bingle friends on and off the campaign trail

If the candidates can agree on one thing, it’s that they agree on little when it comes to politics.

Election Day is here. Here’s what’s at stake

This election voters get a say in a number of local races, including town and city councils, school boards, water districts and others.

Spokane City Council candidates respond to the campaign ads against them

As the general election nears, candidates for Spokane City Council and their supporters are trading barbs and making claims.

Outside campaign spending on Spokane City Council races grows to unprecedented level

Realtors are spending an unprecedented amount of money to support Spokane City Council candidates.

Two educators vie for seat on Coeur d’Alene school district with differing views on mask mandates, spending

School psychologist Lindsey Swingrover will face former elementary school teacher Lesli Bjerke in the upcoming Coeur d’Alene School District election.

Lish, Zappone debate experience in Northwest Passages debate

Spokane City Council candidates Mike Lish and Zack Zappone highlighted their different backgrounds and experiences during a debate on Friday.

Northwest Passages: Spokane City Council District 3

Spokane City Council candidates Mike Lish and Zach Zapone and debate the issues with moderator Adam Shanks of the Spokesman-Review.

Northeast Spokane candidates Sherazi, Bingle debate homelessness, public safety

Naghmana Sherazi and Jonathan Bingle pledged to take a sharply different approach to homelessness, which has once again become a central issue to a city election, during a virtual debate hosted by the Rotary Club of Spokane and streamed by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages book club.

Northwest Passages: City Council Debate Dist. 1

Naghmana Sherazi and Jonathan Bingle debate the issues in their pursuit of the Spokane City Council seat for District 1 in northeast Spokane. Paul Read of the Spokane Journal of Business poses the questions. Spokane Rotary 21 sponsored the event.

2021 isn’t your typical off-year election thanks to pandemic politics

Washington voters face elections every November but most years that follow a presidential election produce the calmest, least controversial campaigns. 2021 is not such a year.

Campaign chests growing for school board races in Mead, Spokane

School board races in Spokane County this year are drawing plenty of interest – and money.