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Spokane Mayor Mary Verner Concedes To Condon

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday morning Spokane Mayor Mary Verner conceded in the race for mayor in a statement emailed to KHQ.

Here's her statement:

To the citizens of Spokane, I am deeply grateful to have had the privilege of serving as your Mayor. It has been a great honor and a time of deep and abiding growth.

It is gratifying to reflect on many important community accomplishments I initiated, led, and completed during my term. But nothing I accomplished was done alone. I've been supported by an impressive workforce of professional public servants at all levels of City government, and my countless partners in business, academia, and community organizations.

These have been very tough years for our city, state, and nation. I've had to play the cards as they were dealt by circumstances. But I've also had the opportunity to achieve a great deal of my agenda for our citizens' priorities.

Like all others in leadership roles, I've been saddled with undeserved blame, but I've also received unearned praise. And throughout the range of highs and lows, my love for Spokane has grown deeper.

I believe Spokane is a great city. It is a city of refuge, where people can start over and do better. It is a city of promise, where dreams are fostered and brought to fruition. It is a city of innovation and entrepreneurship, where the American dream can be realized.

It is a city of heritage and culture, where all people are respected and we don't forget the past while we push toward a better future. In the end, serving Spokane each day with a focus on the best interests of the community has made me a better person. Time will tell what's real and what's illusion.

As I move forward with my career and life goals, I will always be grateful for my time serving Spokane as a City Council Member and Mayor. It has been a very full and rewarding 7.75 years. Thank you, Spokane!

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