No Good Choices
Josh Kerns is running for District 3 on the Spokane County Commission where he has served since 2016. He is the de facto incumbent in this race since redistricting efforts changed countywide positions to district-specific representation. Before joining the commission, Kerns served as treasurer of the Spokane County Republican Party and worked as the senior legislative assistant to former Republican representative Jeff Holy in the state House.
Kerns is running on a conservative platform that puts business interests above community needs. He wants to cut funding for critical community services while offering tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy. Kerns also wants to strip away policies that hold companies accountable for how they treat workers and the environment. While Spokane residents continue to deal with the growing impact of climate change on the county, including devastating wildfire seasons, Kerns neglects to suggest any environmental solutions and lists “business climate” as his priority instead.
“Wild Bill” Schreiner, who works in the county’s code enforcement department, is challenging Kerns for the District 3 seat. Schreiner defines himself in conservative terms but chose to run without party preference in this race because he did not get support from the local Republican party. He does not have a detailed policy platform, although he has stated support for reducing community investments and is running with conservative values.
In this race with no progressive options, write in a candidate of your choice for District 3 on the Spokane County Commission.
Josh Kerns is running for District 3 on the Spokane County Commission where he has served since 2016. He is the de facto incumbent in this race since redistricting efforts changed countywide positions to district-specific representation.