Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 31° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015

Two incumbents are leading in their races to keep their seats on the Spokane Valley City Council.

Ben Wick holds a narrow lead over Sam Wood, 50.1 percent to 48.9 percent of the vote for position 6.

Wick, who was ahead by 146 votes Tuesday night, said he was satisfied with the campaign he ran against Wood but was disappointed by low turnout.

“I did all I could,” Wick said.

Wood, who serves on the Spokane Valley Planning Commission and owns a real estate firm, was seeking his first elected post in Spokane Valley. He had the endorsements of several state representatives, including Rep. Matt Shea.

Arne Woodard holds a larger lead over former Mayor Tom Towey, 51.6 percent to 47.4 percent, for position 3.

Woodard said he was tired from a campaign that he called “clean, honest and straightforward.”

“I’ve called Tom Towey a friend for six years, and I always value that friendship,” Woodard said.

Woodard said he was excited and humbled by the results.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the citizens of Spokane Valley,” Woodard said.

Mayor Dean Grafos was not challenged in his re-election bid.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.