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Spokane City Council District 3 (Northwest)

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Kitty Klitzke 15,616 59.83%
Earl Moore 10,483 40.17%

* 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.

About The Race

The Candidates

Kitty Klitzke

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 1995. Started an associate degree in fine art but left school for a position with AmeriCorps.

Work experience: Worked with the Lands Council as program outreach director from 2003 to 2008. Worked with Futurewise as the Eastern Washington program director from 2006 to 2021. Worked briefly as a Pilates instructor. Volunteers at the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant.

Political experience: Was a finalist for an appointment to the City Council in 2014, though Councilwoman Karen Stratton was selected for the position. Has served on the Washington State Cooper Jones Active Transportation Safety Council, the Spokane Regional Transportation Council Board, the City of Spokane Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Committee, the City of Spokane Infill Steering Committee, the Spokane County Shoreline Advisory Group, the Spokane County Water Advisory Group, the City of Spokane Shoreline Steering Committee, the City of Spokane Valley Shoreline Advisory Group, and the Community Assembly Pedestrian Transportation and Traffic Committee. Served as president of the Spokane Regional Food Policy Council.

Family: Married to Rick Eichstaedt. Two children.

Political donations: Reported to have raised more than $67,700 as of Oct. 5. Klitzke also has loaned her campaign about $6,100. Top donors include Sharon Smith and Don Barbieri of the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund and the Spokane Firefighters Union Political Action Committee. She has also received donations from mayoral candidate Lisa Brown and the Washington state Democratic Central Committee.



Earl Moore

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Cascade High School in Cascade, Montana. Graduated from Spokane Community College with an associate degree in respiratory therapy.

Work experience: Worked as a respiratory therapist at Deaconess Hospital for 40 years. Served as the president of the Respiratory Care Society of Washington, coordinator of the Better Breathers Club and as a delegate for the American Association for Respiratory Care. Volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank.

Political experience: A member of the Spokane Human Rights Commission.

Family: One adult son and adult daughter-in-law.

Political donations: Raised over $70,700 as of Oct. 5. Top donors include Mark and Pamela Walker of Walker’s Furniture, the Washington Association of Realtors PAC, and various other real estate and developer interests.

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