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Spokane County Fire District 9, Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Brian Mather 6,445 53.01%
Michael Atwood 5,712 46.99%

* 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

Brian Mather

Age:
49
City:
Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Mead High School in Spokane in 1991. Received Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in 1996.

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Owner of Spokane Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic. Team chiropractor for Spokane Chiefs.

Family: Married. Has three children.

Campaign contributions: As of Tuesday, Mather has raised $9,835, including $1,500 in loans, and has spent $6,491.89.

Michael Atwood

Age:
70
City:
Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from East Valley High School in Spokane Valley in 1970.

Political experience: Spokane County Fire District 9 commissioner since 2007.

Work experience: Retired. Former volunteer firefighter and EMT with Fire District 9 for 35 years. Former truck driver.

Family: Married. Has two grown sons.

Campaign contributions: Atwood selected the mini-reporting option and is exempted from filing campaign finance reports provided the campaign does not exceed the total contribution and expenditure limits.

Complete Coverage

Chiropractor challenges longtime incumbent for Spokane County Fire District 9 commissioner

The Spokane County Fire District 9 commissioner race features an incumbent with 14 years on the commission and a chiropractor who says “it’s time for a change in leadership.”