|Mary Kuney (R)||24,580||55.83%|
|Paul Brian Noble (R)||19,445||44.17%|
* 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.
About The Race
- Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1983. Attended Spokane Falls Community College and graduated from Gonzaga University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Political experience: Appointed Spokane County commissioner in 2017. Won election to same seat in 2018 and 2020. Ran unsuccessfully for Spokane County treasurer in 2014. Former Republican precinct committee officer.
Work experience: Certified public accountant since 1993. Served as Spokane County chief deputy auditor for more than two years before becoming commissioner. Audited Spokane County during her 10 years with the Washington State Auditor's Office. Launched two small businesses. Owned Contineo Compliance PLLC, 2012-2013. Co-owner of Spokane-based Summit Tea Company, 2006-2008. Member of Hutton Settlement board of directors, a position she has held since 2009.
Family: Married to Max Kuney. Has two children.
Fundraising: Has raised nearly $60,000 as of Oct. 5. Multiple political action committees funded by developers, builders and contractors have donated to Kuney's campaign. She's also received donations from several individual developers and contractors, Avista, Cathy McMorris Rodgers For Congress, Spokane Republican state Rep. Mike Volz, Spokane Indians (baseball) President Chris Duff, former Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite, Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick and former Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke.
- Veradale, Washington
Education: Graduated from Grandview High School in Grandview, Washington. Studied to be a pastor. Has a master's degree in missional leadership from Northwest University.
Political experience: None.
Work experience: Has been a pastor for 25 years. CEO of Peacemaker Ministries.
Family: Married to Tanya Noble for 25 years. Has four kids and one grandchild.
Fundraising: Has raised more than $25,000 as of Oct. 5. Notable donors include Caleb Collier, a former Spokane Valley city councilman who often helps organize protests with former state Rep. Matt Shea, and Eastern Washington Liberty, a group that advocates for splitting Eastern Washington into a separate, 51st state.
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