SPOKANE, Wash. — Michael Cathcart, Lori Kinnear, and Karen Stratton are ahead in their respective Spokane City Council races after the second ballot count.
The race for a seat in Spokane's District 3 is tight. Stratton, the incumbent, has 10,896 votes (50.13 percent) so far, compared to challenger Andy Rathbun's 10,680 votes (49.14 percent). This race is too close to call.
In District 1, incumbent Michael Cathcart has 5,986 votes (51.71 percent) . His opponent, Tim Benn, received 5,192 votes (44.85 percent). The race is currently too close to call.
In District 2, Kinnear received 14,231 votes (67.87 percent) after the third count, with Tony Kiepe receiving 6,632 votes (31.63 percent) on Tuesday night. Kinnear, the incumbent, is projected to win the race.
District 1 represents northeast Spokane, District 2 represents south Spokane, and District 3 covers northwest Spokane.
The next ballot count is estimated for Tuesday, Nov. 12. The election will be officially called by the county on Nov. 26, with additional ballot counts happening up until that day.
For a full list of election results in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, visit the KREM Election page.