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Cheney City Council, Position 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jacquelyn Belock 452 36.36%
Mark Posthuma 373 30.01%
Justin Amyot 161 12.95%
Ryan Delaney 135 10.86%
Tim Gainer 122 9.81%

* 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

Jacquelyn Belock

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington. She attended Spokane Falls Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Eastern Washington University. Earned masters degree in paleontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Work experience: She worked at the Museum of Geology in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a field technician for a private paleontology company in Colorado. She’s currently the dinosaur paleontology instructor at SFCC.

Political experience: Has served as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Mark Posthuma

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Boulder City High School in Nevada and earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies from Life Pacific College.

Work experience: He worked as a pastor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, before arriving in Cheney to become lead pastor of Cheney Faith Center 16 years ago.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Justin Amyot

Cheney, Washington

Ryan Delaney

Cheney, Washington

Tim Gainer

Cheney, Washington

Education: Earned associates degree from ITT Technical Institute.

Political experience: Has previously run for office, never been elected.

Work Experience: Has worked 35 years at Davis Communications working way up from installer to system engineer. Also worked briefly at Zips in high school.

Family: Married. Has two children age 11 and 10.

Complete Coverage

Cheney City Council race features community college instructor and pastor

A pastor and a dinosaur paleontology instructor are facing off for a chance at a vacant Cheney City Council seat.