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Tight races in Spokane County on Election Night

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Initial returns from Tuesday's election are in and some of them were pretty tight races.

On Spokane's City Council, Kate Burke took the lead over Tim Benn by nearly 20 percent of the votes, she'll be representing northeast Spokane. 

Breean Beggs kept his seat, winning over challenger Andy Dunau, he'd be representing downtown Spokane and the South Hill. We had a chance to speak with him about what his priories will be for his next term.

"We're going to figure out criminal justice... We're going to solve homelessness. We're going to grow jobs and the city is going to be for everyone," Beggs said.

Candace Mumm also kept her seat representing northwest Spokane. She has a similar priority of public safety and also adapting to a growing Spokane.

In Spokane Valley the race for mayor is a lot tighter, with Chris Jackson beating out incumbent Rod Higgens by only about 44 votes.

Brandi Peetz won over incumbent Caleb Collier for a seat of City Council by about 15 percent as of Tuesday night.

The results aren't official until they're certified.

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