Spokane Washington has a new Mayor today and she’s someone a lot of folks already know.

Nadine Woodward, a former TV anchor won the 2019 Spokane mayoral race Tuesday.

Current Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart conceded to Woodward after the first ballot count.

Nadine Woodward leads the Spokane mayoral race over Ben Stuckart after the first ballot count, receiving 52.06 percent of the votes to Stuckart’s 47.35 percent.

KREM reports during her victory speech, Woodward said she will surround herself with experts to move the city forward and be its biggest advocate.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together for a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward collective objectives, and it’s the fuel that allows uncommon people to obtain uncommon results. Spokane, we will be a model for regional collaboration. Spokane cannot do all of this on its own, and we will achieve extraordinary results,” she said.

During his concession speech, Stuckart said, “We spent over $1.2 million on this election, and money is the root of all problems in politics.”

The next ballot count will come out on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. The Spokane County Election’s Office estimates that there are still 34,000 ballots left to count, but this could include ballots from voters outside the city of Spokane.

She worked for KXLY and KREM during her 30-years as a Journalist.

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