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Incumbents cruise in general election


Managing Editor


It doesn’t look like Democrats will be making much headway in the Spokane Valley area anytime soon.

Press-shy 4th District incumbent Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin rolled to wins in Tuesday’s general election.

As of Tuesday, Shea had about 58.3 percent of the yes votes over challenger Ted Cummings. McCaslin, who serves with Shea as a Republican in the state Legislature, 61.5 percent of the votes over Mary May.

Shea was first elected in 2008, while McCaslin joined him in 2014.
In other election news, the East Valley School District was seeing support Tuesday for its capital-improvement levy at just over 55 percent.

Incumbent Republican Spokane County Commissioners Mary Kuney and Al French will be back in January after defeating challengers Rob Chase and Robbie Katherine Anthony, respectively.

Michael Baumgartner will now take over as county treasurer from Chase after defeating David Green with 57 percent of the vote.
Tim Fitzgerald, currently serving as county clerk, will keep his job after fending off a challenge from Michael Kirk, who earned 42 percent of the vote.

There is, however, a bit of drama in the race for Spokane County assessor. As of Tuesday’s results, Leonard Christian and Tom Konis were virtually neck and neck, with Christian having a slight advantage with just over 49 percent.

Finally, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will continue in that role after a challenge from the late Scott Maclay, who legally changed his name to Dumpozzie Dot Com. Maclay perished in a motorcycle crash in September, but still earned around 12 percent of the vote.

There are still outstanding ballots to be counted, and the election will not be certified until Nov. 27.

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