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Ben Krauss

A candidate for Council District No. 1, City of Spokane in the 2015 Washington Primary


Age: 49

Occupation: crime analyst

His pitch: A crime analyst with a doctorate who would apply reason to solve the city’s crime problems and help revitalize the city’s neighborhoods.

His words: “We live in a complex world. If you’re working in government, you can’t fake that you know it. When I got my Ph.D., I developed the habit and discipline of sitting down, reading through and thinking through things. You can’t shoot from the hip. You need to have the bandwidth to think it through and develop a solution.”

Neighborhood: Logan

Day job: Analyst with the Spokane Police Department

Notable experience: Member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs. Formerly a public safety technology specialist with the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Fagan () 2,490 49.67 %
Ben Krauss () 1,262 25.17 %
Randy Ramos () 1,261 25.15 %

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