|Vicky M. Dalton (D)||109,814||50.27%|
|Bob McCaslin (R)||108,631||49.73%|
* 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.
- Spokane, Washington
Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1982 and computer information systems in 1984 at Idaho State University.
Work experience: Staff auditor for Jones Yost Hatt Erickson & Co in Pocatello, Idaho, from 1983 to 1984. Senior auditor for Sorensen, Vance & Co. in Salt Lake City from 1984 to 1988. Spokane County internal auditor, 1989 to 1998. County auditor, 1999 to present.
Political experience: Elected Spokane County auditor in 1998 and every four years since. President of the Washington State Association of County Auditors from 2011 to 2012. Active in the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and Government Finance Officers Association. Member of the VoteWA steering and governance committees. Has previously been a Democratic party precinct committee officer.
Family: Married to Kurt Parker. No children.
Campaign fundraising: Has raised $38,000 as of Sept. 28, 2022. Notable donors include Lisa Brown's Congressional campaign fund, the Avista Corp., a political action committee of the Associated General Contractors of America, longtime U.S. diplomat to the Middle East Ryan Crocker, former Spokane County Prosecutor Jim Sweetser, 3rd Legislative District Sen. Andy Billig and former Spokane County CEO Gerry Gemmill.
- Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1976. Earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and history from Washington State University in 1983. Earned a master's degree in school administration from Whitworth College (now Whitworth University).
Work experience: Salesman at Freedom RV. Elementary school teacher in the Evergreen School district in San Jose, California, 1983-1994 and in the Central Valley School District from 1994-2016.
Political experience: Appointed to the Spokane Valley planning commission in 2012. Has served as a state representative since 2015. Father was longtime Spokane Valley legislator Bob McCaslin Sr.
Family: Married to Heather McCaslin. Has two children.
Campaign fundraising: Has raised $30,000 as of Sept. 28, 2022. Notable donors include U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Spokane Valley City Councilman Rod Higgins, 6th Legislative District Rep. Mike Volz, 4th Legislative District Sen. Mike Padden, 4th Legislative District Rep. Rob Chase and Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell.
The Republican requested a partial hand recount after losing the Spokane County auditor’s race by a mere 1,183 votes out of more than 220,000 ballots cast.
Spokane County elections staff will likely conduct the recount Wednesday.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton owes her re-election to heavy voting precincts in the city of Spokane. Her Republican challenger Bob McCaslin almost caught her thanks to vote margins in or near parts of his old legislative district.
Dalton, who first won election in 1998, is heading back to the Spokane County Courthouse for a seventh term.
Dalton has a narrow 932-vote lead over Republican Bob McCaslin, who needs to win more than 76% of the remaining vote in order to pull off an upset.
The race remains too close to call.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton’s seat appears to be in jeopardy and 4th Legislative District Rep. Rob Chase’s path to victory looks increasingly narrow.
Maggie Yates has conceded to Al French, Bob McCaslin is chipping away at Vicky Dalton’s lead and Leonard Christian’s odds of upsetting Rob Chase look increasingly good.
Democratic incumbent Vicky Dalton is up by 4 percentage points in the race for Spokane County auditor, but if the results of the August primary election are any indication, the race is far from over.
Open Democracy is spending $75,000 on 100,000 mailers in support of Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton’s reelection bid against Republican challenger Bob McCaslin.
Spokane County candidates address ‘homelessness,’ ‘lawlessness’ during Saturday forum in Spokane Valley
Sheriff hopeful John Nowels, his fellow Republican opponent Wade Nelson and other candidates for office in Eastern Washington fielded questions Saturday at a candidate forum hosted by Valley Assembly of God at the Spokane Valley church.
In the fall elections, Spokane County Auditor Vicki Dalton will face challenger Bob McCaslin. At the Pints and Politics debate series Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, McCaslin declined to participate, so Dalton was allowed a short Q&A session with moderator Laurel Demkovich, the Spokesman-Review statehouse reporter. Dalton spoke of her best known responsibility, overseeing elections.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton sought to reassure voters of the integrity of local elections.
Dalton has served as county auditor since 1999. McCaslin is a state legislator who has repeatedly supported efforts to audit Spokane County’s 2020 election.
‘People have gotten sucked into a lot of lies’: Experts say elections are secure, even as Republicans make baseless claims to the contrary
A subcommittee of the Spokane County Republican Party says it wants to restore confidence in elections. Experts say questioning the integrity of elections without evidence is threatening American democracy.
GOP-backed Spokane County canvassing group alleges elections system is ‘not clean,’ but declines to share specifics
A report by the Washington Voter Research Project says Spokane County’s voter rolls are poorly maintained, but doesn’t provide any names and addresses identifying suspicious registrations.
A reader who is a regular voter and follows the newspaper’s election coverage wrote recently with several questions about the security of her ballot and the maps we often publish to show how people voted.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she expects the final turnout numbers to top 40%.
For those who liking waiting to the last minute to cast their ballots, here’s a look at the candidate field.
Ballots have to be postmarked by Aug. 2 or placed in a county drop box by 8 p.m. on election day in order to count.