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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane County Fire District 13, Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Teresa Phelps 581 80.03%
Dennis Gleckler 145 19.97%

* 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

Teresa Phelps

Newman Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1977. Graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 1981 with a degree in accounting. 

Political experience: Moab Water District board member for the last 12 years. Fire Commissioner for Spokane County Fire District 13 since 2017.

Work experience: Manager of Otis Hardware for the last 26 years; owned her own accounting business.

Family: Three dogs, two cats.

Dennis Gleckler

Newman Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Greenford High School in 1968. Attended Lakeshore Technical Institute for dairy herdsmanship.

Work experience: U.S. Air Force Traffic Control, Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Specialist, among other positions, including assistant manager for traffic management and operations, also owner of a Wisconsin dairy farm.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. 

Complete Coverage

Fire District 13 commissioner touts community ties, experience in bid for reelection

The manager of a hardware store is facing a former Federal Aviation Administration worker in the race for a seat on the fire commission serving Newman Lake.