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Liberty Lake Mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cris Kaminskas 2,644 66.65%
Steve Peterson 1,323 33.35%

* 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

Cris Kaminskas

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University, Ohio, in 1989.

Work experience: After 20 years in program management, she is now Manager of Pre-Sales at TierPoint, a tech company.

Political experience: Served nearly 11 years on the Liberty Lake City Council. Republican precinct committee officer for two years.

Family: Married to Scott Kaminskas. They have one son. Her father, Bob Moore, also served on the Liberty Lake City Council.

Campaign financing: Kaminskas has opted not to raise more than $5,000 for her campaign in total or any contribution higher than $500.

Steve Peterson

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington, in 1968. Graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1973.

Work experience: Retired. Worked for 35 years in pharmaceutical, commercial and retail sales.

Political experience: First elected mayor of Liberty Lake in 2001, and served until 2007. Was defeated in the 2007 election by Wendy Van Orman. Re-elected as mayor in 2011, and ran unopposed in 2015. Lost to Shane Brickner in 2019.

Family: Married to Charmaine Peterson since 1996. Has three adult children.

Campaign financing: Raised $17,700 as of Oct. 12. Contributors include himself (about $7,400), Brownstone Homes LLC ($1,000), Baker Construction & Development Inc. ($1,000).

Complete Coverage

Race for Liberty Lake mayor features two candidates with experience at top post

Steve Peterson was Liberty Lake’s first mayor, and he wants to be its next.

New Liberty Lake mayor Cris Kaminskas hopes to focus on collaboration, community engagement

City Councilwoman Cris Kaminskas was sworn in as Liberty Lake’s new mayor on Tuesday making her the young city’s fourth mayor.