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Liberty Lake City Council, Position 4

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jamie Freeze Baird 1,878 52.87%
Mike Behary 1,674 47.13%

* 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

Jamie Freeze Baird

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Earned master’s degree in American government, law and public policy from Regent University.

Work experience: Corporate trainer for Alliance Data since 2016. From 2012 to 2015, Baird worked as a public school teacher and public charter school teacher for seventh grade English and social studies in North Carolina.

Political experience: Has served on the Liberty Lake Planning Commission since 2017.

Family: Married to husband Jason Baird since 2012, no kids.

Mike Behary

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor's degree in geography and master’s degree in urban and regional planning at Eastern Washington University.

Work experience: Served in the U.S. Army. Currently a city planner for Coeur d’Alene.

Political experience: Has never held elected office.

Family: Living with girlfriend, soon to be married.

Complete Coverage

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