The initial snapshot after last week’s general election has held true after another seven days of counting ballots.
Republican Shelly O’Quinn will represent Spokane Valley in District 2 on the Board of Spokane County Commissioners, maintaining a 55 percent to 45 percent edge over Democrat Daryl Romeyn. Incumbent Mark Richard chose not to run for a third term.
Meanwhile, Republican Todd Mielke will retain his District 1 seat on the board as he maintained his 54-percent lead over Democratic challenger and former Commissioner John Roskelley.
Matt Shea maintained his 57-percent lead over Democratic challenger Amy Biviano for a spot in the Legislature representing the 4th District. The Republican incumbent led Tuesday 33,561 votes to Biviano’s 25,523.
While Spokane County voters favored Republicans for the offices of president, governor and senator, it will be Democrats who hold office. Jay Inslee has been declared the winner for governor over Republican Rob McKenna, and Maria Cantwell will serve another term as senator despite the efforts of GOP pick and local legislator Michael Baumgartner.
Spokane County voter turnout was 73 percent. Results of the election are not official until they are certified on Nov. 27.