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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Candidates on the issues: Mary Kuney and David Green

Mary Kuney, Republican incumbent David Green, Democratic challenger
Do you support opening county employee union negotiations to the public? {'id': 3, 'title': 'Mary Kuney, Republican incumbent'} Yes. Spokane voters supported doing so by more than a 70% margin. {'id': 4, 'title': 'David Green, Democratic challenger'} No, management and union representatives need to be able to speak candidly.
Do you support asking voters for a tax increase to build a bigger jail? {'id': 3, 'title': 'Mary Kuney, Republican incumbent'} Yes. Supports putting a facility on the ballot, but is still waiting for research and community input before making a decision on what the facility should look like. {'id': 4, 'title': 'David Green, Democratic challenger'} No. Would not support a bigger jail. Would possibly support a ballot measure if a new facility that would not incarcerate more people was needed.
Do you support advocating for moving to Phase 3 of the governor’s re-opening plan, or this fall? {'id': 3, 'title': 'Mary Kuney, Republican incumbent'} Would like to reopen safely, but would like clarity and consistency from the state on reopening guidelines. {'id': 4, 'title': 'David Green, Democratic challenger'} Possibly, will support whatever the health officer recommends.
Should commissioners consider racial equity when making decisions about the criminal justice system? {'id': 3, 'title': 'Mary Kuney, Republican incumbent'} Yes. {'id': 4, 'title': 'David Green, Democratic challenger'} Yes.
If people are still in need of support once the county’s COVID-19 aid fund expires at the end of the year, would you support additional assistance for community members using county funds? {'id': 3, 'title': 'Mary Kuney, Republican incumbent'} Yes. But that may depend on the budget. {'id': 4, 'title': 'David Green, Democratic challenger'} Yes.