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KSPS PBS presents coverage of state and local races leading up to Election Day

WA Secretary of State

Pierce County auditor Julie Anderson and current officeholder Steve Hobbs are questioned by Spokesman-Review Olympia reporter Laurel Demkovitch at Gonzaga University.

Sponsored by The Spokesman-Review, The League of Women Voters of Washington, KSPS PBS, and the Washington Debate Coalition.

Filmed October 23, 2022.

U.S. Senate Debate

Incumbent Washington Senator Patty Murray and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley debate at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University.

Filmed October 23, 2022.

WA 5th District Congressional Debate

Incumbent Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers debates challenger Natasha Hill. Rodgers is seeking her 10th term in the House, Hill is a political newcomer.  They answer questions posed by journalist Kip Hill of The Spokesman Review, and Daniel Walters of The Inlander.

Filmed October 20, 2022.

County Commissioner District 1

Chris Jordan and Kim Plese are running for office in the newly formed District 1 in Spokane County. 

Filmed October 5, 2022.

County Commissioner District 2

Spokane County Commissioner districts are expanding from 3 to 5. The new district 2 serves mostly the eastern half of the city of Spokane.  Former councilwoman Amber Waldref and current councilman Michael Cathcart debate the challenges  of county government.

Filmed on October 4, 2022.

Spokane County Sheriff

Spokane County Undersheriff John Nowels and former deputy Wade Nelson seek to fill the position being vacated by Ozzie Knezovitch.
They debate at KSPS questioned by Nate Sanford of The Inlander and Gerrett Cabeza of The Spokesman-Review.

Filmed on October 11, 2022.

Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney

Larry Haskell has served as Spokane County Prosecutor since 2015. His challenger Debra Conklin is a former Clallam County prosecutor who is a United Methodist minister. They debate at KSPS questioned by Rebecca White of Spokane Public Radio and Emma Epperly of The Spokesman-Review.

Filmed on October 11, 2022.