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Liberty Lake City Council Position 7

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Wendy Van Orman 2,112 57.89%
Teresa Tapao-Hunt 1,536 42.11%

* 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

Wendy Van Orman

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1978. Studied early childhood education at Spokane Falls Community College but did not graduate.

Work experience: Has been chief financial officer of Quality Hardwood Floors since 1993 and has co-owned Van Orman Manufacturing with her husband since 2020.

Elected experience: Served on the City Council for six years before serving as mayor from 2007 to 2011. She was appointed to her current seat in early 2022.

Family: Married to Darren Van Orman with three children and 10 grandchildren.

Teresa Tapao-Hunt

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Miami High School in Miami, Arizona, in 1995. Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Arizona University and a master’s in special education from Grand Canyon University.

Work experience: Has worked as a middle school special education math teacher for Insight School of Washington for the past eight years.

Political experience: Was appointed to serve as a Liberty Lake Library trustee two years ago.

Family: Married to husband Tyler Hunt with two children.

Complete Coverage

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