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Cheney City Council Position 6

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jacquelyn Belock 1,191 63.55%
Pete Montague 683 36.45%

* 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

Jacquelyn Belock

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from North Thurston High School in 2005. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2015 with a bachelor’s in geology. Graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2019 with a master’s in paleontology.

Work experience: Professor at Spokane Falls Community College teaching dinosaur paleontology and biology. Previously worked at the Museum of Geology in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a field technician for a private paleontology company in Colorado.

Political experience: Ran unsuccessful for Cheney City Council in 2021. Serves on the Cheney Planning Commission. Elected precinct committee officer for Democratic Party in 2020.

Family: Married to Kyle Belock. Has four children.

Pete Montague

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Cheney High School in 2000. Attended but did not graduate from Spokane Community College.

Work experience: Works for Ag Enterprise. Served as a volunteer firefighter for seven years in Spokane County.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Tracy Montague. They have one son.

Complete Coverage

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