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Medical Lake City Council, Position 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Donald Kennedy 650 64.29%
Howard Griffith 361 35.71%

* 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

Donald Kennedy

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington, in 1968. Earned bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University in geology in 1973, master's at EWU in geology in 1979 and law degree from Gonzaga University in 1991.

Political experience: Lost races for Medical Lake City Council in 2015 and 2017. Appointed to an open seat on the Medical Lake City Council in 2019. 

Work experience: Worked for Farm Credit System either as an employee or as a independent contractor. Ended work career as vice president for mineral operations.

Family: Married to Vickie Kennedy. Has Two sons and five grandchildren. 


Howard Griffith

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Vocational certificate from Eastern Washington University for computer engineering.

Political experience: None

Work experience: Endpoint systems engineer for information technology services at Eastern Washington University.

Family: Married. Has 10 children.

Complete Coverage

Roads, internet at forefront of issues for Medical Lake City Council candidates

Despite their different backgrounds, incumbent member Donald Kennedy and his opponent, Howard Griffith, agreed wise spending was important for the city of 5,000.