Christian leading Konis in Spokane County Assessor race
Former state Rep. Leonard Christian maintains a slight lead over opponent and political newcomer Tom Konis in the race for Spokane County Assessor.
Christian secured more than 49 percent of the vote, while Konis received 48 percent of voter support in Tuesday’s general election.
When Vicki Horton, a two-term assessor, announced her retirement earlier this year, the open position drew interest from the two Republican candidates.
Christian is a real estate agent with Live Real Estate and currently sits on the county’s board of equalization, which handles appeals of assessment valuations.
Konis, an accredited commercial and residential appraiser for Spokane County, has been employed at the assessor’s office for more than 25 years.