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Eastern Washington election results by county

Adams

US Representative District 4

  • Clint Didier (R) - 1,051
  • Estakio Beltran (D) – 153

State Representative, Position 1, District 9

  • Susan Fagan (R) - 1,722

State Representative, Position 1, District 9

  • Joe Schmick (R) - 1,709

County Assessor

  • Sherri Brewer (R) - 1,800

County Auditor

  • Heidi Hunt (R) - 1,801

County Clerk

  • Susan Kirkendall (R) - 1,792

County Commissioner

Salvatori resigning from Spokane City Council

Salvatori resigning from Spokane City Council

Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori has announced he is resigning his position effective July 8.

Salvatori was elected in 2011 and sworn into office in 2012 for a four-year term, cutting his term in office short by a year and a half.

Salvatori says growth at Salvatori-Scott, the company he founded, requires him to move to Dallas, Texas.

Spokane Mayor David Condon released a statement in the wake of Salvatori's announcement which said, "Council member Salvatori has been a big part of making needed change in Spokane. Even when we have disagreed, I have appreciated his perspective and impassioned arguments."

Snyder to host Thursday's Council Connection

Snyder to host Thursday's Council Connection

From the City of Spokane:


The next edition of “Council Connection,” the cable television program featuring Spokane City councilmembers as hosts will be shown live, Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5.

 

Stuckart to run for re-election in 2015

Stuckart to run for re-election in 2015

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election in 2015.


Stuckart was elected to City Council in 2011 and has been the council President for the last two years. He has sponsored more than 40 ordinances during his time on the council, and 30 of those have been adopted by the city.

McMorris-Rodgers to seek 6th term

 McMorris-Rodgers to seek 6th term

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she will seek her sixth term in the U.S. House from Washington's Fifth Congressional District.

McMorris Rodgers on Monday announced the kickoff of her re-election campaign. The Fifth District includes Spokane and the eastern third of the state.

McMorris Rodgers is a member of House Republican leadership and is the highest ranking GOP woman in Congress.

She says her top priorities have been to control federal spending and stop needless regulations.

Spokane City Council sends letter to County Prosecutor about timely investigations

The Spokane City Council voted quickly Monday night to send a letter to prosecutor Steve Tucker asking for faster answers on officer involved shootings. The special resolution passed 7-0.

Councilman Jon Snyder brought the letter forward.

"We don't want them to rush it, but we do want to see if we can close the loop and get a more timely review done because we think that's better for the officer. We also think that's better for the public," Snyder said.

Snyder said members of the Department of Justice asked similar questions when they were in Spokane reviewing the police department.

"They commented, 'why does it take so long?' and it made me think, I've had that same concern myself," Snyder said.

Officers involved in a shooting outside the Salvation Army last year waited eight months to find out the shooting was justified. During that time, they were on paid administrative leave and off the streets.

"Yet (they) may have to sit and wait for a year, before they find out whether they're going to be prosecuted for doing their duty," Snyder said.

Attorney Breean Beggs is running for county prosecutor, and fully agrees with the letter.

Spokane City Council may get 4 percent pay raise

Spokane's Salary Review Commission is taking public testimony Thursday afternoon at City Hall on a proposal to give city council members a 4 percent pay raise.

Under the proposal, member salaries would rise to $31,200 a year and the salary for the council present would rise to $57,200. All are eligible for city health care benefits, a $1,800 per year auto allowance and a $540 per year cellphone allowance.

The Spokesman-Review reports any raises approved by the commission would take effect in January.

Spokane City Council members are the third-highest paid in the state, according to an Association of Washington Cities survey.

The highest paid are Seattle City Council members at $120,000 a year. Tacoma is second at about $41,000 a year. Spokane's current council pay is $30,000.