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Al French

A candidate for Spokane County Commissioner, District 5, Spokane County in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Republican

Age: 71

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas. Majored in architecture and minored in business finance at the University of Idaho.

Political experience: Has served three terms as a Spokane County commissioner. Served two terms on the Spokane City Council from 2002 to 2009. Served as the Nevada-Lidgerwood Neighborhood Council president from 1995 to 2001.

Work experience: Served in the Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972. Worked as an officer candidate school instructor in Quantico, Virginia. Has been an architect and developer in Spokane since 1977. Spent much of his career designing retail buildings.

Family: Married to Rosalie French. Has a daughter and a grandson.

FundraisingHas raised nearly $81,000 as of June 27, more than any other candidate running for Spokane County office during this election cycle. French has given himself more than $20,000 in in-kind contributions. Prominent donors include a long list of developers, contractors and political action committees representing the building industry. French also has donations from Avista, Avista Corporation CEO Dennis Vermillion, Spokane Valley City Councilman Rod Higgins, Spokane Valley Mayor Pam Haley, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Gretchen McDevitt, wife of former U.S. District Attorney for Eastern Washington Jim McDevitt.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Maggie Yates (D) 13,590 44.56%
Al French (R) 12,564 41.20%
Don A. Harmon (R) 3,478 11.40%
Tara Carter (I) 866 2.84%

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