Zack Zappone wins a seat on Spokane City Council and makes history with elections

November 12, 2021 7:07 p.m.

Posted on November 12, 2021 7:07 PM

Credit: Zack Zappone Campaign

SPOKANE, Washington – It’s official, Zack Zappone made history as the first openly LGBTQ + person to win a Spokane election.

On Friday, Zappone announced that he had won the seat on the District 3 city council with 50.52% of the vote. It was the toughest race in town for this election year.

“To the 10,489 people who voted for me: Together we made a statement on this election,” said Zappone. “When working class and middle class families come together and stand against big money and dirty politics, we win. Our community wins. Spokane wins. “

The race had the most independent edition of a city council race in the city’s history. Zappone said it was over-spent four to one.

Zappone said his opponent Mike Lish called him Friday afternoon to give in and wish him luck.

Once his tenure begins in January, Zappone will continue to teach two hours of English at North Central High School.

You can find out more about Zappone and its mission here.

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