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Coroner

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ramona Colvin (R) 14,159 69.96%
Lorrie Sampson (R) 6,079 30.04%

* 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

Ramona Colvin

Party:
Republican

Education: Has completed several death investigation courses through the Washington Association of Coroner and Medical Examiners. 

Work experience: Stevens County deputy coroner from 2017 until earlier this year.

Political experience: Waitts Lake Precinct Committee Officer, Republican, 2020 – Present.

Campaign fundraising: Has raised $17,519 as of Oct. 5, 2022. Notable donors include Danekas Funeral Chapel, Spokane Tribe of Indians and Stevens County Republican Central Committee. 

Lorrie Sampson

Party:
Republican

Education: Associate Degree in Nursing, Spokane Falls Community College, 2017.

Board certified Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

Work experience: Medical investigator for Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office from 1999 to 2010.

Political experience: Stevens County coroner since 2015.

Campaign fundraising: Has raised $1,897.40 from her own contributions as of Oct. 5, 2022.