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Prosecutor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Erika George (R) 12,370 60.80%
Geoff Kristianson (R) 7,976 39.20%

* 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

Erika George

Party:
Republican

Education: Graduated from the University of Idaho’s law school in 2010 and earned a Master of Law in trial advocacy from California Western School of Law in 2012.

Work experience: Felony prosecutor in Stevens County since 2017. Private practice in Pierce County, then deputy prosecutor in Klickitat and Kittitas counties before returning to Stevens County.

Political experience: First run for public office.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $27,626.51 as of Oct. 14, 2022. Notable donors include Stevens County deputy prosecutor Will Ferguson, Stevens County Commissioner Wes McCart and the Stevens County Republican Central Committee. 

Geoff Kristianson

Party:
Republican

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 2011.

Work experience: Deputy prosecutor in Spokane County since 2011. Naval aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1999 to 2008.

Political experience: First run for public office.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $37,885 as of Oct. 14, 2022. Notable contributions include Spokane County deputy prosecutors Dale Nagy, Eugene Cruz and Whitney Hall.

Complete Coverage

Ramona Colvin appears likely to replace her former boss as Stevens County coroner; Erika George likely the next prosecutor

Election night results show big gaps between candidates in closely contested prosecutor and coroner races in Stevens County, but many ballots are left to be counted.

Erika George and Geoff Kristianson lead in Stevens County prosecutor race

An initial count of about 30% of votes in Stevens County has Erika George and Geoff Kristianson in the lead for county prosecutor as of Tuesday night.

Four seek to replace Stevens County Prosecutor Rasmussen amid conflict with commissioners’ office

The candidates will not only have to deal with taking on a new job title, but also lingering mistrust between the prosecutor’s office and county commissioners.