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Medical Lake City Council, Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dawn Olmstead 712 67.94%
Elizabeth Rosenbeck 336 32.06%

* 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

Dawn Olmstead

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor's of science degree in ornamental horticulture from Washington State University.

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Owns Olmstead Quilts in Medical Lake. Served as Vacation Bible School director at Medical Lake Community Church, 2013-2017.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Elizabeth Rosenbeck

Medical Lake, Washington

Political experience: Appointed to open seat on Medical Lake City Council in 2016. Served on the Parks and Recreation, Finance and Public Safety committees of Medical Lake.

Work experience: Has worked as a project coordinator for 15 years and has worked for many firms, including OAC Services, CH2M Hill and FL Smidth. Served in the Air Force as a Morse systems operator from 1981 to 1987.

Education: Graduated from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1981, and received a bachelor’s in business management from Whitworth University in 2007.

Priorities: Her top priority is to create a nonvolunteer fire department and EMT system.

Family: Has 17-year-old twins.

Complete Coverage

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