Split Tickets: Progressive and conservative guides to Spokane County's elections

Election 2019

While Inlander commentators are free to give their recommendations, the Inlander itself stopped making endorsements five years ago. Of course, other groups aren't shy about sharing their preferences. Below you have recommendations from Fuse Washington, the state's largest progressive organization, and the top-scoring candidates according to We Believe We Vote, a right-leaning faith-based group in Spokane. Note: We Believe We Vote doesn't explicitly recommend candidates, but rates their alignment with the group's biblical and constitutional principles.

PROGRESSIVE VOTERS GUIDE

Recommendations from Fuse Washington, the state's largest progressive organization.

City of Spokane

  • Spokane Mayor: Ben Stuckart
  • Council President: Breean Beggs
  • Council, District 1: No recommendation
  • Council, District 2: Lori Kinnear
  • Council, District 3: Karen Stratton
  • City Proposition 1: NO
  • City Proposition 2: NO

Spokane Valley

  • Council, Position 2: Brandi Peetz
  • Council, Position 3: Lance Gurel
  • Council, Position 6: Tim Hattenburg

Spokane Public Schools

  • School Board, Position 1: Nikki Otero Lockwood
  • School Board, Position 2: Jenny Slagle
  • School Board, Position 4: Erin Georgen

Washington State Measures

  • Referendum 88: APPROVED
  • Initiative 976: NO

CONSERVATIVE VOTERS GUIDE

Recommended ballot measures and top-scoring candidates according to We Believe We Vote, a faith-based group.

City of Spokane

  • Spokane Mayor: Nadine Woodward
  • Council President: Cindy Wendle
  • Council, District 1: Tim Benn
  • Council, District 2: Tony Kiepe
  • Council, District 3: Andy Rathbun
  • City Proposition 1: YES
  • City Proposition 2: YES

Spokane Valley

  • Council, Position 2: Michelle Rasmussen
  • Council, Position 3: Arne Woodard
  • Council, Position 6: Bo Tucker

Spokane Public Schools

  • School Board, Position 1: Katey Treloar
  • School Board, Position 2: Kelli MacFarlane
  • School Board, Position 4: Kevin Morrison

Washington State Measures

  • Referendum 88: REJECTED
  • Initiative 976: YES

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Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew up in Spokane Valley...