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 will keep its elevator inspection program rather than turn it over to the state. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 5-2 to more than double inspection fees to allow the city to hire a second inspector.
Personal: 54, Democrat. Born in Spokane. Single. No children. Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975.
Speculation that Rep. Alex Wood might retire after more than a decade representing central Spokane in the state House of Representatives sparked vast interest in the seat among Democrats. After all, the 3rd Legislative District is Eastern Washington’s most reliably Democratic district.
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…
An effort to expand the powers of the city of Spokane’s police ombudsman may go before the City Council on Monday night. The proposed ordinance would allow Ombudsman Tim Burns to go beyond simply observing internal police probes and allow him to publish reports on those investigations – with a few exceptions – and contact the people who make complaints against police officers. He would also be allowed to interview witnesses of the incidents that led to complaints.
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…
Bike lanes, improved sidewalks and other transportation amenities will get a renewed focus in the city of Spokane. The Spokane City Council agreed Monday to direct city workers to “identify the gaps” and locate “opportunities to supplement and fund” complete street plans.
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 to replace retiring Democratic state Rep. Alex Wood is growing. 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.
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…
When someone hurls a political slur during campaign season, it’s probably too much to expect for the slur-slinger to get it right. But still … In an e-mail to constituents last week, Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple explained his endorsements for various city offices. No big deal there. As long as he doesn’t use city equipment – which he didn’t – Apple is as entitled to an opinion as everyone else.
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…