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Don A. Harmon

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

Party: Republican

Age: 76

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from West Anchorage High School in Alaska.

Political experience: Served on the Airway Heights City Council from 1990 to 1993. Was Airway Heights’ mayor from 1994 to 1998.

Work experience: Served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969 helping train pilots in Kingsville, Texas. Worked on the railroad in Alaska. Worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline driving fuel trucks and buses. Drove a bus for People Mover, Anchorage’s public transit authority, where he served as a union representative. Retired in the 1980s after an 18-wheeler truck hit his bus, injuring his back.

Family: Single. Has five kids, one deceased.

FundraisingHas raised $0 as of June 27.

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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