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Fitzgerald leading Kirk for Spokane County Clerk

November 7, 2018 GMT

Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.

Fitzgerald secured 58 percent of voter support in Tuesday’s initial general election results, while Kirk collected about 43 percent of the vote.

The two candidates differed on whether the county clerk’s duties should include social reform during the election.

Fitzgerald is a retired colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 30 years of military leadership and a background in organizational management.

He touted efforts made during his first term in office such as establishing electronic forms, automating the phone system and implementing a new computer system, Odyssey.