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Cheney City Council Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Vincent Barthels 1,065 55.79%
Rebecca Long 844 44.21%

* 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

Vincent Barthels

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Cheney High School in 1995. Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's of science in 1999 and a master's of public administration in 2010.

Work experience: Environmental services manager at Ardurra, a civil engineering company.

Political experience: Has served on Cheney City Council for 5 years. He was appointed in 2018 and elected for a four-year term in 2019. Spent 8 years prior on the Cheney Planning Commission.

Family: Married to Vikki Barthels. They have two adult children.

Rebecca Long

Cheney, Washington

Education: Earned an associate degree in applied science from Spokane Community College in web development. Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's in computer science in 2006 and a master's in computer science in 2013. Graduated from the Leadership Spokane program in 2022.

Work experience: Software engineer at ENGIE Impact.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Divorced. No children. 

Complete Coverage

Cheney City Council candidates take opposite positions on proposed housing plan

Before they were on a ballot facing off for a Cheney City Council seat, the candidates for position 2 already were on opposite sides of a proposed plan for housing north of Cheney.