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John Waite

A candidate for Council District No. 2, City of Spokane in the 2015 Washington Primary

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Age: 53

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Business owner

His pitch: A small-business owner and “progressive Democrat” who will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to City Hall and help Spokane become a digital technology hub.

His words: “The 21st century is not location-based. You don’t have to be in San Francisco. You can be anywhere. Places like Spokane can be winners.”

Neighborhood: Downtown (Riverside)

Day job: Owner, Merlyn’s Comics and Games

Notable experience: Member of the Spokane Business Improvement District board for six years. Former host of MakeGovWork, a public affairs talk show on KYRS.

Education: Graduated from North Central High School, 1983. Bachelor’s degree in humanities from Eastern Washington University, 1998.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
LaVerne Biel () 3,793 37.78 %
Lori Kinnear () 3,543 35.29 %
John Waite () 2,704 26.93 %

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