Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg conceded defeat Tuesday to his general election challenger, Rob Chase.
Chilberg said he called Chase to offer his congratulations.
“I sincerely appreciate the years of service I’ve had with the county and the good relationship I’ve had with the voters and the taxpayers for a long time,” Chilberg said. “I have no regrets.”
With only about 26,000 ballots still uncounted, Republican Chase had 51 percent of the 144,491 votes counted so far in his race against Chilberg, who is a Democrat.
Several counts since the election failed to produce any dramatic shift in either of two close county races.
In the other squeaker, County Commissioner Bonnie Mager, a Democrat, is losing to Republican challenger Al French, who has 50.9 percent of the votes counted so far.
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