A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Occupation: Former Spokane city councilman
Career: Former owner of roofing and contracting business. Former owner of Comet restaurant and bar in Hillyard.
Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975.
Political experience: Long active in local politics. Ran unsuccessfully for port district in 1982, state Legislature 1986 as a Republican and in 2010 as a Democrat and Spokane City Council in 1989 and 2001. Elected to City Council in 2003 and 2007.
Family: Single. No children.
More about Bob Apple
On this race:
Elected Experience: 7 years
Other Professional Experience: For fifteen years, I was a Union Member and for the last decade have been a small business owner. In fact two small businesses, one in retail the other in construction, both based in Hillyard.
Education: No information submitted
Community Service: Public Safety Committee, Public Works Committee, Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, Human Services Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP) Spokane Regional Solid Waste Liaison Board, Human Rights Commission, Member, Spokane Central Lions Club, Board of Hearts of America Northwest, Precinct Committeeman, Democratic Party, Board of Spokane Neighborhood Action Program, Board Member, WA Families United
Statement: I have been a Council Member since 2004 and am proud of all the changes we have made. I have the support of; my family, friends, customers, the many organizations I'm involved with in service on board and asking, for yours! I know the real needs and issues of our community and have been fighting constantly for them. I would not ask if I did not feel I could ask the right question, come up with solutions to problems, be open and available to your concerns and commit the time necessary to fulfill the obligations as you would expect.
Spokane City Council members on Monday decided to give themselves new taxing authority.The council voted 5-2 to create a “Transportation Benefit District.” The decision means the council will have the ability to enact a vehicle tab tax up to $20. Higher tab taxes would require…
Lousie Chadez, who won about 20 percent of the vote in the four-way primary for the state House seat representing central Spokane, said this week she will endorse follow Democrat Andy Billig for the general election.Billig finished second and will face the likely winner of…
The three Democrats running for the open House seat in Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District had very different bases of support.The map shows the vote totals without Republican Dave White, who also seems set to advance to the general election from the Top Two primary….
We don’t want to get too picky about grammar, but this mailer from Bob Apple is worth noting, if only because one of the errors occurs while making the point that “Washington States first priority is to education.”
Here’s the latest video of candidates from the 3rd Legislative District vying to replace retiring state Rep. Alex Wood.
The Spokane City Council just after midnight adopted a plan aimed at cutting carbon emissions and reducing the city’s dependence on oil. The 5-2 decision was the second time the council voted on a report finished last year by Mayor Mary Verner’s 13-member Sustainability Task…
Two years after paying a hefty fine for breaking campaign law, City Councilman Bob Apple appears to have violated another campaign rule.As of Tuesday, Apple, who is running for a state House seat representing the 3rd Legislative District, listed on his campaign website his City…
Spokane County Democratic Party officials voted this week to endorse Andy Billig for the Statehouse seat now held by Democratic Rep. Alex Wood.Billig, president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Blub, announced his candidacy last fall, before Woods announced his retirement. Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple…
John Ahern’s campaign released this form Wednesday after Bob Apple denied endorsing Ahern. Both Ahern and his campaign manager, Josh Kerns, said they witnessed Apple signing it last year at the county fair.The top of the form is quite clear: “I endorse John Ahern for…
The field of candidates is growing in the race to replace retiring Democratic state Rep. Alex Wood.Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple confirmed this week that he will compete for Wood’s seat representing the 3rd Legislative District, the most reliably Democratic district in eastern Washington.
Thursday’s post challenging Councilman Bob Apple’s label of “carpetbagger” on a city judicial candidate brought more than a dozen comments, including one from Apple himself. ” I honestly believe any body still considers an elected official who would literaly refuse to live in the area…
Is it too much to ask that people who hurl political epithets during campaign season at least get them right? OK, that was a stupid question. It probably is. But still… In an e-mail to constituents last week, Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple described whom…