u 2011 Washington General Election

Arne Woodard

A candidate for Council Pos. 3, City of Spokane Valley in the 2011 Washington General Election

Age: 61City: Spokane Valley, WA

Woodard was appointed to the Spokane Valley Planning Commission in 2009, where he served until he was appointed to the Spokane Valley City Council this year to fill the unexpired term of council woman Rose Dempsey, who resigned. He is president and owner of Woodard Properties and Investment. Woodard has said he is in favor of minimal zoning and would like to review every city code and regulation.


Last updated: Nov. 14, 4:59 p.m. Election results

Arne Woodard 10,626 52.39%
DeeDee Loberg 9,657 47.61%
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