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Kelly P. Cruz

A candidate for Spokane City Council dist. 3, City of Spokane in the 2013 Aug. 6 Primary

Age: 56

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Carpenter

His pitch: A fiscal and social moderate who will get the City Council to focus on property crime and job creation instead of social issues such as immigration.

His words: “The underlying cause of property crime is alcohol and substance abuse. It just overwhelms. We have far too many people in their 20s and early 30s with no real path forward. We need to figure out a way to get them back in the workforce.”

Neighborhood: West Central

Day job: Self-employed

Notable experience: Former chairman of West Central Neighborhood Council, C.O.P.S. West and West Central Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Coalition. Member of the West Central Association of Business. Currently working to name the North Spokane Corridor after former Democratic Congressman Thomas Foley.

Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1978. Completed Spokane Home Builders journeyman carpentry program.


Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Candace Mumm (D) 5,619 55.56%
Michael Cannon 2,780 27.49%
Curtis Fackler 1,086 10.74%
Kelly P. Cruz 628 6.21%

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Candace Mumm

Democratic

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