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Josh Kerns was sworn in as Spokane County commissioner Tuesday evening, replacing Nancy McLaughlin to represent the county’s northern district.
Either way voters choose, the candidate who replaces Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin will bring a markedly different political ideology.
Republican Nancy McLaughlin, who is now a lame duck on the Spokane County Commission, said Thursday she has “no respect” for the campaign tactics of her GOP rival, Josh Kerns, who beat her by three percentage points in this week’s primary.
Republican incumbent Nancy McLaughlin is trailing opponent Josh Kerns in her bid to retain her seat on the Spokane County Commission. Democratic City Councilwoman Candace Mumm will advance to the general election for that seat.
Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin took issue this week with a mailer sent by challenger Josh Kerns.
Two challengers are vying for a chance to unseat Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin in the August primary elections.
Mumm and McLaughlin are more experienced and pragmatic than Kerns. We would like to see them advance to the general election.
Spokane County agreed it will not expand the area where urban growth can occur for at least nine years without meeting certain benchmarks, while controversial boundaries drawn in 2013 will remain largely in place. The compromise marks the end of nearly a decade of legal wrangling, both sides said.
Candace Mumm will seek to be the first Democrat since John Roskelley in 2004 to represent the northern portion of Spokane County on the commission.
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn said the county is saving between $1 million and $1.4 million annually as a result of lean management strategies implemented in the past few years at an address Friday in front of Greater Spokane Inc.
The three candidates vying to replace Todd Mielke on the Spokane County Commission will field questions from Mielke’s former colleagues Monday morning.
Todd Mielke’s seat on the Spokane County Commission will go to either two political veterans or an up-and-comer with wide support among state legislators.
Nancy McLaughlin hasn't been approached about a long-rumored appointment to the County Commission if Todd Mielke ascends to chief executive officer. But she's excited by the idea.
Two months after City Council members forced the withdrawal of a controversial nomination to the Spokane Airport Board, they will consider new rules requiring all city board appointees to live within city limits. In late November, Mayor David Condon informed the City Council that he was nominating Hoyt “Larry” Larison, former CEO of Columbia Paints and Coatings, to serve on the Spokane Airport Board.
A businessman nominated for a seat on the Spokane Airport Board has withdrawn after questions arose over his $1,800 contribution to Mayor David Condon’s 2015 re-election campaign just a day before applying for the post. Hoyt “Larry” Larison, former CEO of Columbia Paints and Coatings, had been selected for the position by Condon over City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin, who has served on the airport board as the council’s representative for three years and had asked to stay on when she’s forced from office by term limits this month. Larison also has contributed to Condon-backed political action committees.
If convincing people to contribute to a political campaign is a sign of future success in government, Candace Mumm will be a hit. Mumm has raised more than $70,000, beating all previous fundraising records of City Council candidates and almost doubling her opponent’s fundraising in the race to replace Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin, who has served the maximum two terms allowable by local rules.
Call it a race for supremacy at City Hall. A tug of war between the mayor and City Council president. Just don’t call it boring.
The next time the Spokane City Council considers a tax increase, it will take five of seven votes to pass. Most of the remaining ballots in Tuesday’s special election were counted Wednesday, and support for supermajority Proposition 2 increased, widening a close lead it had after Tuesday’s count.