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Cheney City Council, Position 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mark Posthuma 808 50.88%
Jacquelyn Belock 780 49.12%

* 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

Mark Posthuma

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Boulder City High School in Nevada and earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies from Life Pacific College.

Work experience: He worked as a pastor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, before arriving in Cheney to become lead pastor of Cheney Faith Center 16 years ago.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Jacquelyn Belock

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington. She attended Spokane Falls Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Eastern Washington University. Earned masters degree in paleontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Work experience: She worked at the Museum of Geology in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a field technician for a private paleontology company in Colorado. She’s currently the dinosaur paleontology instructor at SFCC.

Political experience: Has served as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Complete Coverage

Cheney City Council race features community college instructor and pastor

A pastor and a dinosaur paleontology instructor are facing off for a chance at a vacant Cheney City Council seat.