A candidate for Council Pos. 6, City of Spokane Valley in the 2011 Washington General Election
City: Spokane Valley, WA
Occupation: IT system administrator
In his words: “We are still a new city, and we’ve gotten off to a great start. I see great potential in Spokane Valley. I see a place where businesses can thrive and people can enjoy living.”
His pitch: “We are growing our tax base and we have been very successful at that. We need to look to the future now. We have to make some tough land-use decisions and find a balance between different people who want to live in different places.”
Experience: Incumbent councilman. Current chairman of the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, and SNAP board member. Co-chairs the Spokane Valley Economic Development Ad-Hoc Committee. Works as the information system manager for Spokane Industries.
Education: Earned bachelor’s in computer science from Eastern Washington University.
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