The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

06 December 2005

West recalled, Hession mayor

According to figures released to news networks by Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, Mayor Jim West has been recalled by a margin of 65-35%. City Council President Dennis Hession will be the mayor pro-tem, and the Council will gather to appoint a mayor to serve out the remainder of West's term, whether it be Hession, another member of the Council, or anybody else they can agree on. Hession has told local news that he is interested in serving out the term, so it is likely he will be mayor until the November 2007 mayoral election.

Raw numbers:
Recall Yes - 38,718 [65.18%]
Recall No - 20,681 [34.82%]


At 10:35 PM, Blogger Mike Barer said...

Maybe to help heal the town, Tom Foley or George Nethercutt could step up. They seem like well respected individuals.

At 4:31 AM, Blogger TMW said...

Nah, Nethercutt is still in DC and I haven't heard any rumblings about him coming back any time soon. Foley has been so low-key since his Clinton Admin. ambassadorship, I figure he'll probably stay retired. Hession is almost assured to be the appointee tonight, unless one of the city council members has enough power to sway enough colleagues against him, and that's fairly unlikely.


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