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Medical Lake Mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Terri Cooper 714 64.15%
Shirley Maike 399 35.85%

* 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

Terri Cooper

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated Medical Lake High School. Earned master's degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University.'

Political experience: Co-founder of Restore Hope, humanitarian aid group. Co-founder of ReImagine Medical Lake, organization focused on increasing Medical Lake tourism.

Work experience: Cheney Municipal Court Commissioner since 2004. Formerly court administrator in Medical Lake.

Family: Married; has three children.

Shirley Maike

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School. Legal certificate from the Spokane Community College.

Political experience: Incumbent Medical Lake City mayor. Served five terms as city council member. Served as Medical Lake representative on the Spokane County Community Housing and Development Committee. Former member of the Medical Lake Civil Service Commission, Planning Commission and Spokane County Boundary Review Board.

Work experience: Advanced from clerical work to chief operations manager at Eastern State Hospital, where she worked for 40 years. Compliance officer at Passages Family Support in Spokane.

Family: Married, no children.

Complete Coverage

Bringing back city-run police force, promoting tourism among issues in Medical Lake mayoral race between Shirley Maike, Terri Cooper

Bringing a local police department to Medical Lake could become this year’s key issue for the city’s mayoral election.