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Fairfield Mayor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
David Rafferty 185 80.09%
Derek Knecht 46 19.91%

* 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

David Rafferty

Fairfield, Washington

Education: Graduated from Woodscross High School in Utah in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Utah.

Work experience: He has worked in information technology for 15 years. Since moving to Washington has worked for the Department of Labor and Industries.

Elected experience: Appointed to the Fairfield City Council a year ago.

Family: Married to Stephanie Rafferty. Has three children.

Derek Knecht

Fairfield, Washington

Several attempts made to reach Knecht were unsuccessful.

Complete Coverage

Small-town issues front and center in Fairfield

Times are changing in Fairfield, a town of nearly 600 nestled in the Palouse 40 minutes south of Spokane.

Fairfield mayor candidate hopes to bridge community divide

A man once fired from Fairfield’s public works department is challenging a sitting council member for the role of mayor of the small town in southern Spokane County.