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Tim Fitzgerald wins new term as Spokane County clerk

Tim Fitzgerald and Michael Kirk.  Candidated for county clerk (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald will keep his seat as Spokane County clerk.

Fitzgerald had secured 58 percent of the vote, according to Tuesday’s initial election results, against his Democratic challenger, Michael Kirk.

The two candidates differed on whether the county clerk’s duties should include social reform during the election.

Fitzgerald touted efforts made during his first term in office, such as establishing electronic forms, automating the phone system and implementing a new computer system, Odyssey. He is a retired colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 30 years of military leadership and a background in organizational management.