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Spokane City Council District 1 (Northeast)

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jonathan Bingle 5,624 56.63%
Naghmana Sherazi 4,308 43.37%

* 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

Jonathan Bingle

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 2005.

Political experience: Ran for Spokane mayor in 2019; lost in the primary. 

Work experience: Bingle, who owns Bingle Enterprises, got into the events businesses while an employee at Applebee's. Finding success, he branched out and started his own company a decade ago. With his wife, Bingle operates Bent Trivia and Bent Events in Spokane. He pivoted during the COVID-19 to work as a contractor.

Family: Married; has one son.

Naghmana Sherazi

Spokane, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor's degree in economics and political science and master's degree in English from University of Karachi in Pakistan. Earned diploma in customer service from Manchester University in England. Earned associate degree in biotechnology from San Jacinto (Texas) Community College. Earned bachelor's degree in cytogenetic technology from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions. Currently working on Certificate in Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Political experience: Ran for Spokane City Council in 2019.

Work experience: Former cytogenetic technologist at Signature Genomics Labs in Spokane; formerly worked at the Spokane Regional Health District in treatment services; former lab manager at WSU Elson S. Floyd College Sleep & Performance Research Center. Currently works as the communications coordinator at Gonzaga University Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Family: Divorced; has one son.

Complete Coverage

Jonathan Bingle wins Spokane City Council seat; Zappone leading race against Lish

The Spokane City Council will gain a new conservative voice next year with the election Tuesday of Jonathan Bingle in northeast Spokane.

Sherazi, Bingle friends on and off the campaign trail

If the candidates can agree on one thing, it’s that they agree on little when it comes to politics.

Spokane City Council candidates respond to the campaign ads against them

As the general election nears, candidates for Spokane City Council and their supporters are trading barbs and making claims.

Outside campaign spending on Spokane City Council races grows to unprecedented level

Realtors are spending an unprecedented amount of money to support Spokane City Council candidates.

Northeast Spokane candidates Sherazi, Bingle debate homelessness, public safety

Naghmana Sherazi and Jonathan Bingle pledged to take a sharply different approach to homelessness, which has once again become a central issue to a city election, during a virtual debate hosted by the Rotary Club of Spokane and streamed by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages book club.

Northwest Passages: City Council Debate Dist. 1

Naghmana Sherazi and Jonathan Bingle debate the issues in their pursuit of the Spokane City Council seat for District 1 in northeast Spokane. Paul Read of the Spokane Journal of Business poses the questions. Spokane Rotary 21 sponsored the event.

Candidates for Spokane City Council, school board sound off on climate change during forum at Gonzaga University

Picture this: It’s 2031. Spokane has made many of the changes needed to begin addressing issues with climate change.

Homelessness a top issue in race between Bingle and Sherazi for Spokane City Council

The two candidates for City Council in northeast Spokane are bringing different focuses and perspectives to the race.

Sherazi will face off against Bingle in Spokane City Council general election after Tuesday recount

Sherazi will face off against Jonathan Bingle in the race to represent northeast Spokane on City Council. 

Sherazi lead over Jasmin grows to four votes in Spokane City Council race; hand recount required

Spokane City Council candidate Naghmana Sherazi appears poised to advance to the general election, but not until a recount confirms her four-vote lead.

Late-arriving ballots will decide race between Sherazi and Jasmin to face Bingle for Spokane City Council seat

Last-minute and corrected ballots could make all the difference in a Spokane City Council race.

Recount likely in northeast Spokane City Council race between Sherazi and Jasmin, currently two votes apart

A recount is likely in the race for City Council in northeast Spokane, where a razor-thin margin separates the second and third-place candidates.

Early indications: Spokane City Council races tight in November

What names appear on the ballot for Spokane City Council in November is still uncertain, but Tuesday’s primary election results indicate that they will be competitive.

Bingle leads in Northeast Spokane; Zappone, Lish poised to move forward in Northwest

Conservative and progressive choices advanced in both Spokane City Council races on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary.

Realtors pump big campaign money into Spokane City Council races ahead of August primary

The Spokane Association of Realtors is putting big money into two Spokane City Council races on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.

Three candidates step forward to serve northeast Spokane on City Council

Housing and homelessness, public safety and infrastructure are the topics dominating a three-way race to represent northeast Spokane on the Spokane City Council.

As City Council election season begins, candidates prepare COVID-19-aware campaigns

As was the case during state and federal campaigns last year, candidates for city office are planning virtual events while weighing the risks of what were once staples of election season, such as knocking on residents’ doors.