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Aug. 3, 2021

Washington Primary Election, Aug. 3

On the Ballot

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Cheney School Board incumbent faces two challengers on Tuesday’s primary ballot

A long-time incumbent on the Cheney School Board faces two challengers in next Tuesday’s primary.

Three first-time candidates vie for Central Valley School Board seat

Voters in the Central Valley School District will choose among three first-time candidates opposed to mask mandates in a race for school board on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.

Does Spokane City Council candidate Tyler LeMasters meet the office’s residency requirement?

Spokane City Council candidate Tyler LeMasters was beaming when he began recording an Instagram video on Nov. 3, 2020.

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 challenge incumbent Mary Babb for Deer Park City Council Position 1

The field of candidates for Deer Park City Council Position 1 is large with incumbent Mary Babb facing three challengers.

Deer Park City Council candidates consider police department creation: Two oppose incumbent Schut for Position 3

Like other races on the ballot this year in Deer Park, multiple candidates opted to challenge the incumbent in the race for City Council Position 3.

Linda Thompson facing candidate with name recognition and deeper pockets in fight to retain seat

Incumbent Linda Thompson is trying to fend off a challenger with name recognition and deeper pockets. 

Pam Haley faces gun rights proponent and ‘Constitutionalist’ in race to retain Spokane Valley council seat

Spokane Valley voters will have three very different options for City Council position No. 5. 

Five seek to replace Candace Mumm to represent northwest Spokane on City Council

A wide field of candidates has stepped forward to represent Northwest Spokane on the Spokane City Council.

Wick looks to fend off challenge from controversial bar owner

Four candidates will appear on the primary ballot in August for Spokane Valley City Council Position No. 1, but only two appear to be actively campaigning. 

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.

Two running for Deer Park mayor, but third candidate remains on ballot

Mayor Tim Verzal is running against challenger Hazel McGillivray  in the growing small town in northern Spokane County. 

These are the candidates to replace the Spokane School Board’s outgoing president

It’s been quite a year for the board of directors at Spokane Public Schools.

Spin Control: Here are 10 simple rules for new candidates to survive the campaign. Hint: Don’t whine

New candidates and their new campaign staffs sometimes call with questions they think a person who has covered politics since the Stone Age will answer. Newspaper reporters aren’t paid to give advice, but from time to time, Spin Control offers its 10 simple rules for surviving your first campaign

Candidate list for Spokane County, city elections finalized

Candidates had until 4 p.m. Friday to file paperwork to appear on the Aug. 3 ballot. 

Candidates, gather your papers, it’s election filing week

Races for city councils and school boards and other local offices across Spokane County are beginning to take shape as the deadline nears for candidates to file for office.

Central Valley, Mead and most other school levies in Spokane County are passing, but counting will continue

Most school districts in Spokane County got the benefit of the doubt Tuesday night.

Voters overwhelmingly approve Spokane Public Schools levy

Despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, support for Spokane Public Schools remains solid.