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Balance shifts to Pace in council race

11/15/2013

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

Well, that lead didn’t last long.

Gary Schimmels – a 10-year incumbent on the Spokane Valley City Council and the current deputy mayor – appears to be winding down his political career with the municipality as challenger Ed Pace is now leading by 449 votes as of Friday.

Election results were updated again on Wednesday evening but came too late to include here. The election will not be certified until Nov. 26.
Pace trailed Schimmels by three votes at the end of vote-counting on Election Day. The pastor ran on a more conservative bent that Schimmels and campaigned with Rod Higgins – who defeated Linda Thompson -- and had the support of Council Members Arne Woodard and Dean Grafos.

Council Member Chuck Hafner, who swamped his opponent by nearly 5,000 votes, threw his support behind Schimmels.
Meanwhile, it appears there will be three new faces on the East Valley School District board as Justin Voelker stretched his lead over incumbent Heidi Gillingham. Initially, Voelker only led by 30 points but that has since increased to 151 as of last Friday. Kerri Lunstroth, another incumbent, is trailing Fred Helms by 829 votes. Mike Novakovich remains ahead of Deanna Ervin.

Finally, incumbent Ron Schmidt will keep his seat on the Spokane Valley Fire District board of commissioners. He was challenged by Mike DeVleming, former Spokane Valley mayor.

 

Spokane County Prop. 1 – Levy to Protect Fairchild Air Force Base
Yes, 54,282 votes
No, 56,941
Town of Fairfield – Mayor
KayDee Gilkey, 126
Town of Fairfield -- Council Position 1
Harry Gibbons, 74
Emily Thomas, 67
Town of Fairfield – Council Position 2
Alene Felgenhauer, 81
John Jesseph, 61
Town of Latah – Mayor
Douglas Arnold, 50
Charisma (Chari) Conklin, 27
Town of Latah – Council Position 1
Melanie Meagher, 40
Patricia Neumann, 38
Town of Latah – Council Position 2
Larry LaBolle, 46
Teresa Galvin, 32
Town of Latah – Council Position 3
Garry Greenwalt, 55
Yvonne Warren, 21
Town of Latah – Position 4
Steven (Steve) Leitz, 59
City of Liberty Lake – Council Position 1
Debbi J. Haskins, 760
Lori Orlander, 980
City of Liberty Lake – Council Position 2
Hugh Severs, 947
Jeff Sitton, 719
City of Liberty Lake – Council Position 4
Odin Langford, 912
Mike Tedesco, 801
City of Liberty Lake – Council Position 6
Keith L. Kopelson, 1,327
City of Millwood – Mayor
Kevin M. Freeman, 352
Dennis Hamlin, 145
City of Millwood – Council Position 1
Richard Schoen, 358
City of Millwood Council Position 2
Daniel (Dan) Sander, 362
Town of Rockford – Fire protection levy
Yes, 119
No, 45
Town of Rockford – Mayor
Micki L. Harnois, 56
Steve Meyer, 104
Town of Rockford – Council Position 1
Steven Lyle Christman, 44
David Thompson, 99
Town of Rockford – Council Position 2
Carrie Roecks, 118
Town of Rockford – Council Position 5
Robert Tollefson, 111
Chuck Collison, 45
City of Spokane Valley – Council Position 1
Rod Higgins, 8.483
Linda J. Thompson, 7,831
City of Spokane Valley – Council Position 4
Ed Pace, 8,431
Gary Schimmels, 7,982
City of Spokane Valley – Council Position 5
Chuck Hafner, 10,101
Donald (Don) Morgan Jr., 5,176
City of Spokane Valley – Council Position 7
Bill Bates, 9,820
Fred Beaulac, 5,081
Orchard Prairie School District – Position 1
Steve Flinn, 187
Orchard Prairie School District – Position 2
Suzanne Savall, 177
Central Valley School District – Position 2
Tom Dingus, 12,223
Central Valley School District – Position 4
Amy Mason, 12,179
Freeman School District – Position 2
Edward A. Cashmere, 1,001
Freeman School District – Position 4
Neil J. Fuchs Jr., 1,013
East Valley School District – Position 3
Heidi Gillingham, 2,303
Justin Voelker, 2,452
East Valley School District – Position 4
Fred Helms, 2,713
Kerri Lunstroth, 1,884
East Valley School District – Position 5
Deanna L. Ervin, 2,113
Mike Novakovich, 2,484
West Valley School District – Position 1
Jim Williams, 3,057
West Valley School District – Position 2
Robert N. Dompier, 3,018
West Valley School District – Position 4
Adam Mortensen, 3,056
West Valley School District – Position 5
Pam McLeod, 3,037
Spokane Valley Fire Department – Position 1
Kolby Hanson, 16,680
Spokane Valley Fire Department – Position 2
Michael DeVleming, 9,899
Ronald (Ron) Schmidt, 10,040
Spokane Valley Fire Department – Position 5
Michael (Mike) Pearson, 16,588
Fire District 8 – Position No. 1
Dennis L. Ross, 3,942
Fire District 9 – Position 3
Judith (Judy) Personett, 4,016
Jim Bennett, 4,625

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