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Deer Park City Council, Position 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Richard Schut 541 48.74%
Heather Newsom 434 39.10%
Mike Achurra 135 12.16%

* 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

Richard Schut

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Earned GED. Took graphics design classes at Spokane Falls Community College

Work experience: Owns a small business called TrekPro that provides marketing and IT services to small business owners.

Political experience: Has served four years on the Deer Park City Council.

Family: Married. Has three children.

Heather Newsom

Deer Park, Washington

Newsom did not respond to requests to be interviewed.

Education: Riverside High School

Work experience: Bartender for the Fraternal Order of Eagles for past 11 years. Currently has management position at Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Political experience: Lost bid for Deer Park City Council in 2019.

Mike Achurra

Deer Park, Washington

Complete Coverage

Incumbent Deer Park City Council member says he has more work to do

The race for Deer Park City Council Position 3 has narrowed to incumbent Richard Schut and challenger Heather Newsom.

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.