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Schmick faces contenders in election

Runs opposed for first time since 2018

COLFAX — Election filings for 2024 have ended, and many new candidates filed from Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 10. This year, two notable filings oppose local State Representative Joe Schmick, who has run unopposed for the last six years for the ninth district.

Two Democrats filed on Friday, May 10. Arianna Arends and Pam Kohlmeier, both of Spokane, will challenge Schmick in the primary. The top two vote-getters from the August primary will advance to the November general election.

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