Several open seats at Spokane City Hall have led to a lengthy list of potential candidates heading into the August primary.
Races for mayor, City Council president and three seats on the council will all be competitive in the primary, when the top two candidates will advance to November’s general election. Seven candidates have filed for an open seat on the panel to replace outgoing Councilman Mike Fagan, who’s running for council president against Councilman Breean Beggs and candidates Phil Tyler and Cindy Wendle.
The race for mayor appeared to have just as many interested candidates, but several had dropped their names from contention by the end of the filing deadline Friday. Five people filed for the office to replace Mayor David Condon, who will reach his term limit at the end of the year. They are Jonathan Bingle, Kelly Cruz, Shawn Poole, Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward.
Incumbent Councilwomen Lori Kinnear and Karen Stratton will each have to defend their seats on the panel, with Kinnear facing two opponents in Liz Fleming and former Spokane City Council candidate Tony Kiepe, who filed Friday. Stratton is facing five male opponents: Jeff Martin, Andy Rathbun, Jeff Rugan, Christopher Savage and Ken Side.
Three positions on the Spokane Valley City Council are also up for grabs this year, with incumbent Councilwoman Brandi Peetz and Councilman Arne Woodard facing challengers. Peetz is being challenged by Michelle Rasmussen and Rocky Samson, while Woodard will face Lance Gurel, Albert Merkel and Adam Smith to retain his seat.
Four candidates have filed for the seat currently held by Spokane Valley City Councilman Sam Wood, who did not file for re-election.
Candidates may withdraw their candidacy by Monday. Voters may submit online or mail registrations to cast ballots in the August primary by July 29, with ballots due Aug. 6. The general election will be held Nov. 5.
Mayor: Jonathan Bingle, Kelly Cruz, Shawn Poole, Ben Stuckart, Nadine Woodward
Council President: Breean Beggs, Mike Fagan, Phil Tyler, Cindy Wendle
Council District 1: Tim Benn, Krys Brown, Michael Cathcart, Jerrall Haynes, Louis Lefebvre, Doug Salter, Naghmana Sherazi
Council District 2: Liz Fleming, Tony Kiepe, Lori Kinnear (i)
Council District 3: Jeff Martin, Andy Rathbun, Jeff Rugan, Christopher Savage, Ken Side, Karen Stratton (i)
Council Position 2: Brandi Peetz (i), Michelle Rasmussen, Rocky Samson
Council Position 3: Lance Gurel, Albert Merkel, Adam Smith, Arne Woodard (i)
Council Position 6: Tim Hattenburg, Shaun Stanfield, Pat Stretch, Bo Tucker
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Position 2: Charnelle Bjelkengren (i)
Position 12: Rachelle Anderson (i)
Council Position 2: Veronica Messing (i)
Council Position 5: Larry Bowman (i), Jared Lacambra
Council Position 7: Dakota Lawrence, Jennifer Morton, Sarah Slater
Council Position 2: Vincent Barthels (i), Leslie Fuqua
Council Position 5: Ryan Gaard (i)
Council Position 6: Allan Gainer, Jill Weiszmann (i)
Council Position 7: Dan Hillman, Dan Hilton (i)
Council Position 2: Dee Cragun (i), Carla J. Phillips
Council Position 4: Heather Newsom, Caleb Stapp
Council Position 5: Ron Scholz
Council Position 2: Mark Matherly, Jamie Paden (i)
Council Position 3: Kevin Finley, Steven Walk, Dave Watling
Council Position 4: Valerie Rogers (i)
Council Position 5: Emily Thomas (i)
Council Position 2: Larry La Bolle (i), Adam Papini
Council Position 3: Brianne Howe, Carole Meissner (i)
Council Position 4: Curtis Loucks
Council Position 5: Michael VanHeel (i)
Mayor: Shane Brickner, Steve Peterson (i)
Council Position 1: Phil Folyer, Dg Garcia
Council Position 3: Dan Dunne (i), Holly Woodruff
Council Position 5: Annie Kurtz, Bob Moore (i)
Council Position 7: Cris Kaminskas (i), Jeanette Marie Nall, Tom Stanley
Council Position 1: Donald Kennedy
Council Position 2: Elizabeth Rosenbeck
Council Position 5: Mitch Hardin, Arthur Kulibert
Council Position 6: Heather Starr
Council Position 7: Jessica Roberts (i)
Council Position 3: Kate McLachlan, Ed Mack
Council Position 4: Andrew Van Hees (i), Jay Molitor
Council Position 5: Shaun Culler (i)
Council Position 3: Clint Stevenson (i)
Council Position 4: Micki Harnois (i)
Council Position 5: Bill Benson (i)
Mayor: Melissa Holling
Council Position 3: Dana Pendergrass
Council Position 4: Clyde Sample (i)
Council Position 5: Steven Anderson (i)
Council Position 1: Cliff Curtis
Council Position 3: Devin Billington
Spokane Valley Commissioner Position 1: Randall Bean, Patrick Burch (i), Bradley Mertens
Spokane Valley Commissioner Position 2: Mike Kester, Ron Schmidt (i)
FD 3 - Position 1 - Sharon Colby (i), Michael Heiydt, Cal Lindsay
FD 4 - Position 1 - Roger Krieger (i), Troy Rux
FD 5 - Position 1 - Isla Durheim (i), Ed Marston
FD 8 - Position 1 - Andy Rorie (i)
FD 9 - Position 3 - Jim Bennett (i)
FD 10 - Position 1 - Kevin Haughton, Gordon Hester, John Koberstine
FD 11 - Position 1 - Brian LaShaw (i)
FD 11 - Position 3 - Wayne Tuttle
FD 13 - Position 1 - Eileen Weyrauch (i)
East Spokane - Position 2 - Rick Scott
Whitworth - Position 3 - Chan Bailey (i)
Spokane County 3 - Position 1 - Frank Pierson (i)
Irwin - Position 1 - Sean Charbonneau
Valley of the Horses - Position 3 - Rhonda Swenson
West Greenwood - Position 1 - Edward Lynch (i)
Moran - Position 1 - Kimberley Taylor
Moran - Position 2 - Randal Rosman
Elk - Position 1 - Becky Shannon
Milan - Position 1 - Dennis Anstadt (i)
Liberty Lake - Position 1 - Bill Genoway (i)
* An (i) after a name indicates the candidate is the incumbent.
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