Occupation: Incumbent council president
His Words: “A balanced government is important. It forces both sides more towards the middle and creates a better Spokane for all our citizens. I believe the current council and mayor make each other stronger.”
His Pitch: Under his leadership on the council, the city has enacted a 20-year plan to maintain streets, a six-year plan for city capital projects and a targeted investment strategy to renovate diminished parts of town. Stuckart also helped persuade voters to approve a plan to renovate Riverfront Park, and the city made strides in its work to keep pollutants from entering the river. His second term will focus on economic development, he says.
Notable Experience: Incumbent council president. Former executive director of Communities in Schools of Spokane County. Former regional manager at TicketsWest, 2001 to 2007. Spokesman for the 2010 campaign in support of the Children’s Investment Fund initiative, which was rejected by voters.
Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1990. Bachelor’s degree in political science from Gonzaga University in 2000. Master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University in 2006.
Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights
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New Spokane City Council President may have lost an automatic seat on the Spokane Airport Board on Monday, but he still has the power to create a seating chart. And he exercised that right by shuffling the seats on the dais that already were reshuffled…
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Mayor-elect David Condon will take the oath of office in front of the Riverfront Park clocktower at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30, the city announced this morning in a news release. A reception will follow in the Carrousel. Council President-elect Ben Stuckart will take his oath…
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Former Mayor Dennis Hession and Ben Stuckart, director of Communities in Schools of Spokane County, debate the $20 annual vehicle tab tax that was approved earlier this year. Hession and Stuckart are running for Spokane City Council president.
Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession and Ben Stuckart, director of Communities in Schools of Spokane County, explain how they would run meetings differently than Council President Joe Shogan if they are elected council president.
Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession and Ben Stuckart, director of Communities in Schools of Spokane County, debate why they feel they are the best candidates to be the next Spokane City Council president.
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The Spokane City Council President race would appear to be a toss up, particularly in many North Spokane precincts where a clear favorite has yet to emerge. No duh, you might say, considering that winner Dennis Hession got only slightly more than a third of…
(Click on map to enlarge.) Latest vote totals from ballot count on evening of Aug. 18.