u 2011 Washington General Election

DeeDee Loberg

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

Age: 51City: Spokane Valley, WA

Loberg applied unsuccessfully for two vacant Spokane Valley City Council positions in 2011. She is a self-described homemaker and community activist. She has been involved in Spokane Valley politics since the beginning of the city, including serving in the transition committee. She was recently elected to the Washington State PTA board of directors.


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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