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Fairfield Town Council Position 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cynthia Davidson 137 62.84%
Diane Kooyman 81 37.16%

* 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

Cynthia Davidson

Fairfield, Washington

Education: Graduated from Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, in 1966. She trained as a nurse and worked at San Juan Hospital in Farmington, New Mexico, for many years. After leaving nursing, she worked jobs as a receptionist, phone system operator and dispatcher before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to husband George Davidson with two children and four grandchildren, two of whom she raised.

Diane Kooyman

Fairfield, Washington

Education: Earned associate degree of Physical Science at Spokane Falls Community College.

Kooyman did not respond to numerous interview requests and only submitted limited information for the secretary of state’s voter guide.

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 candidate says she would serve only one term ‘to make sure the council is headed in the right direction’

Longtime Fairfield resident Cynthia Davidson says her experience in town will help her do what’s best for the community.