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Liberty Lake City Council Position 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Linda M. Ball 2,151 58.36%
Phil Folyer 1,535 41.64%

* 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

Linda M. Ball

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1974. Earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Lewis-Clark State College in 2005.

Occupation: Freelance journalist. Previously worked as a real estate broker for 20 years, then for The Spokesman-Review as a correspondent and editorial assistant from 2001 to 2005. She then worked for the Coeur d’Alene Press for three years before working for Sound Publishing for about three years.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Single with one son and one grandson.

Phil Folyer

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Granton High School in Granton, Wisconsin, in 1986. Earned an associate degree from Boise State University by transferring his military education credits.

Work experience: Owner of Morse Western Homes since 2002. He formerly worked as a superintendent for Parkland Homes in the 1990s, then as a project manager for Sullivan Homes for five years. He retired from the Army National Guard as a first sergeant after 21 years of service.

Political experience: Served on the Liberty Lake Council for four years.

Family: Married to wife Natalie Folyer with five children.

Complete Coverage

Liberty Lake voters mostly opt for incumbents in election focused on library issues

Only one incumbent, Phil Folyer, has lost his seat. 

Liberty Lake council race centers on ongoing town debate over library powers

Liberty Lake voters have a choice come November between an incumbent councilman who voted to take decision making power away from the city’s library or a freelance journalist who spoke against the plan endorsed by a majority of the council.