Primary Results

Your voice was heard if you voted in the Primary Elections on August 7th. On the Federal level, it looks like it will be a hard fought race for U.S. Representative between Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown as the Democratic challenger. In the U.S. Senator race, Susan Hutchison should be able to make it a close race in November by gathering voters who supported other republican candidates for the primary.

While most elections in Spokane County seem to have a reasonable margin, Stevens County has two elections that are tight. The Stevens County Sheriff race between Mike Berry and Brad Manke is very close right now. The other race with a narrow margin is Stevens County Treasurer, which has the incumbent Leslie Valz slightly behind challenger Trina Cox. Both races were so close in August that it could very easily go either way in November.

Below are just the top two candidates in each election; as a result, the percentages for some races will not total 100%. We also did not include races with only candidate.

U.S. Senator (Partisan Office 6-year term) Incumbent: Maria Cantwell

Maria Cantwell – Democratic Party 929,961 54.68%

Susan Hutchison – Republican Party 413,317 24.3%

U.S. Representative (Partisan Office 2-year term) Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman counties. Incumbent: Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Lisa Brown – Democratic Party 91,738 45.36%

Cathy McMorris Rodgers – Republican Party 99,689 49.29%

State Senator (Partisan Office 4-year term) Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties. Incumbent: Shelly Short

Karen Hardy – Democratic Party 15,101 32.86%

Shelly Short – Republican Party 30,850 67.14%

State Representative Pos. 1 (Partisan Office 2-year term)Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties. Incumbent: Jacquelin Maycumber

Jacquelin Maycumber – Republican Party 30,181 67.11%

Randall (Randy) Michaelis – Democratic Party 14,789 32.89%

State Representative Pos. 2 (Partisan Office 2-year term) Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens counties. Incumbent: Joel Kretz

Mike Bell – Democratic Party 7,245 16%

Joel Kretz – Republican Party 29,650 65.47%


County Assessor (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Vicki Horton

Leonard Christian – Republican Party 57,557 56.52%

Tom Konis – Republican Party 44,281 43.48%

County Clerk (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Timothy W. Fitzgerald

Tim Fitzgerald – Republican Party 74,522 55.61%

Michael A. Kirk – Democratic Party 59,480 44.39%

County Sheriff (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Ozzie D. Knezovich

Ozzie Knezovich – Republican Party 110,530 88.03%

Dumpozzie Dot Com – Independent Party 15,027 11.97%

County Treasurer (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Rob Chase

Michael Baumgartner – Republican Party 78,336 57.13%

David Green – Democratic Party 58,771 42.87%

District Court Judge 1 (Nonpartisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Vance W. Peterson

Patrick T. Johnson 42,984 39.84%

Randy Arnold Brandt 39,818 36.91%


County Assessor (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: John Olson

John Olson – Republican Party 8,157 63.59%

Rick Johnson – Republican Party 4,670 36.41%

County Auditor (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Tim Gray

Lori Larsen – Republican Party 9,047 60.14%

Tim Gray – Democratic Party 5,995 39.86%

County Commissioner #2 (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Don Dashiell

Don Dashiell – Republican Party 2,177 42.75%

Jeffery Charvet – Independent Party 975 19.15%

County Coroner (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Lorrie Sampson

Lorrie Sampson – Republican Party 9,115 69.7%

Brent Hellie  – Republican Party 3,962 30.3%

County Sheriff (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Kendle E. Allen

Mike Berry – Republican Party 6,699 49.44%

Brad Manke – Republican Party 6,850 50.56%

County Treasurer (Partisan Office 4-year term) Incumbent: Leslie Valz

Leslie Valz – Republican Party 6,276 49.07%

Trina R. Cox – Republican Party 6,515 50.93%

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