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Spokane County Republican Party 2011 Voters Guide

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The 2011 Spokane County Republican Party Voter Guide is intended to provide prospective into the November 8th General Election in contested races on the ballot throughout Spokane County. Majority of contests on the General Election Ballot are Non-Partisan local elections and The Spokane County Republican Party reserves the right to make recommendations based on available information. The Spokane County Republican Party acknowledges the non-partisan nature of local elections and makes no claim that recommended candidates are in any way affiliated with the Republican Party.  The following recommendations are not intended to serve as an endorsement of any issue or candidate. The issues and candidates recommended within this guide will, in the opinion of the Spokane County Republican Party, assist in the common goals of achieving fiscal responsibility, rebuilding our economy, creating jobs and protecting property and individual freedoms.


Initiative Measure 1125

I-1125 concerns State Expenditures on Transportation

This Measure would prohibit the use of motor vehicle fund revenue and vehicle toll revenue for non-transportation purposes and require that road and bridge tolls be set by the legislature and be project specific.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

() Yes

()  No


Initiative Measure 1163

Initiative Measure No. 1163 concerns long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people.

This measure would reinstate background checks, training, and other requirements for long-term care workers and providers, if amended in 2011; and address financial accountability and administrative expenses of the long-term in-home care program.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

() Yes

()   No


Initiative Measure 1183

Initiative Measure No. 1183 concerns liquor:  beer, wine, and spirits (hard liquor).

This measure would close state liquor stores and sell their assets; license private parties to sell and distribute spirits; set license fees based on sales; regulate licensees; and change regulation of wine distribution.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

() Yes

()  No


Senate Joint Resolution 8205

The Legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on repealing article VI, section 1A, of the Washington State Constitution.

This amendment would remove the inoperative provision form the state constitution regarding the length of time a voter must reside in Washington to vote for President and Vice President.

Should this constitutional amendment be:

()   Rejected

()  Approved


Senate Joint Resolution 8206

The Legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on the budget stabilization account maintained in the state treasury.

This amendment would require the legislature to transfer additional moneys to the budget stabilization account in each fiscal biennium in which the state has received “extraordinary revenue growth,” as defined, with certain limitations

Should this constitutional amendment be:

()   Rejected

()  Approved


Measure No. 1 Spokane County Washington

The Board of Spokane County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2011-0679, concerning a proposition to replace the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Shelter. This proposition would increase the regular property tax levy up to 5.8 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2012 and automatically terminate within 9 years or less unless reauthorized by public vote, be used exclusively to replace the regional animal protection shelter, result in a total authorized regular property tax levy rate of up to $1.298 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2012 and adjust the levy thereafter as allowed by chapter 84.55 RCW. Should this proposition be approved?


Should this measure be approved?

() Yes

()   No


Proposition No. 1 City of Liberty Lake

Proposition No. 1 concerns the adoption of the Council-Manager form of government within the City of Liberty Lake. The adoption of this measure would not affect the City’s eligibility to be governed under Title 35A RCW, but would replace the present Mayor-Council form of government with the Council-Manager form, effectively replacing the Mayor with a City Manager. Shall the City of Liberty Lake adopt a Council-Manager form of government?

Should this Proposition be approved?

() Yes

()   No


Proposition No. 1 City of Spokane

A City Charter Amendment Establishing a Community Bill of Rights

Initiative No. 2011-1, designated as Ordinance No. C-34757, proposes that the City Charter be amended to add a Community Bill of Rights, which secures the right of neighborhood residents to approve re-zonings proposed for significant new development, recognizes the right of neighborhood residents to reject development which violates the City Charter or the city’s comprehensive plan, expands protections for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer and provides constitutional protections in the workplace. Should this proposition be approved?

Should this Proposition be approved?

() Yes

()   No


Proposition No. 1 City of Spokane Valley

General Obligation Bonds for Street Improvements

City Council Ordinance No. 11-011 authorizes a proposition to issue up to $2,142,000 General Obligation Bonds to finance conversion of  Sprague and Appleway to two-way streets between Argonne/Dishman-Mica and University Road; including striping, signalization, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; and to levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds within a maximum term of 20 years.

Should this Proposition be approved?

() Yes

()   No


Washington State 4th Legislative District Senator

(Partisan Office, 1 Year Unexpired term) Special Election

Jeff Baxter (R)

()

Mike Padden (R)

()

The Spokane County Republican Party recognizes both as qualified Republican candidates.


Spokane County Non-Partisan Offices

City of Spokane Mayor

Mary Verner

()

David Condon

()


City of Spokane Council President

Ben Stuckart

()

Dennis Hession

()


Spokane City Council District 1

Mike Fagan

()

Donna McKereghan

()


Spokane City Council District 2

Mike Allen

()

Richard Rush

()


Spokane City Council District 3

Steve Salvatori

()

Joy Jones

()


City of Spokane Valley Council Position 2

Dean Grafos

()

John Carroll

()


City of Spokane Valley Position 3

Arne Woodard

()

Dee Dee Loberg

()


Liberty Lake Mayor

Steve Peterson

()

Josh Beckett

()


Liberty Lake City Council

Shane Brickner

()

Keith Kopelson

()


City of Airway Heights Council Position 2

Barron Williamson

()

Charlotte Lawrence

()


City of Cheney Council Position 5

Kathleen A. Warren

()

Bob Stockton

()


City of Cheney Council Position 7

Graeme Webster

()

Tim Gainer

()


City of Medical Lake Council Position 5

Howard N. Jorgenson

()

Kent R. Reitmeier

()


City of Medical Lake Council Position 6

John R. Paikuli

()

Laura L. Parsons

()


City of Millwood Council Position 3

Mike Ellis

()

Brian Ellingson

()


District 81 School Board Director Position 5

Sally Fullmer

()

Deana Brower

()


Cheney School District Position 4

Rochelle Schoenleber

()

Richard L. Mount

()


Spokane County Fire Commissioner District 9

Thomas R. (Tom) McGarry

()

Robert E. Strasburg

()


Spokane County Fire Commissioner District 10

Glenn A. Pike

()

Jerry McCoury

()