The August primary election buffet table has been set, and there are plenty of choices.
After filing week ended May 17, three spots on the Spokane Valley City Council saw plenty of interest. But in one – Position 6 – incumbent Sam Wood did not refile. Tim Hattenburg, Shaun Stanfield, Pat Stretch and Bo Tucker will look to fill his seat on the council.
Brandi Peetz, the incumbent in Position 2, will face challenges from Michelle Rasmussen and Rocky Samson.
Arne Woodard, who currently holds the Position 3 seat, will have to deal with Lance Gurel, Albert Merkel and Adam Smith.
In other races:
- Fairfield – Council Member Position 2 incumbent Jamie Paden will face Mark Matherly. Position 3 is open for Kevin Finley, Steven Walk and Dave Watling. In Positions 4 and 5, incumbents Valerie Rogers and Emily Thomas are unchallenged.
- Latah – In Position 2, Larry La Bolle, incumbent, will be challenged with Adam Papini. Incumbent Carole Meissner will be challenged by Brianne Howe in Position 2. Curtis Loucks in Position 4 and incumbent Michael VanHeel are unchallenged in Position 5.
- Liberty Lake – Mayor Steve Peterson will have to deal with a challenge from Shane Brickner. Open Position 1 will see a new council member in either Phil Folyer or Dg Garcia. Incumbent Dan Dunne in Position 3 will have to content with Holly Woodruff. Bob Moore, incumbent, faces Annie Kurtz. And Jeanette Marie Nall and Tom Stanley are after Cris Kaminskas’ job.
- Millwood – Kate McLachlan and Ed Mack will square off for the open Position 3. Jay Molitor will challenge incumbent Andrew Van Hees.
The primary election is Aug. 6, and the top-two candidates in each race will go on to the Nov. 5 general election.