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Andy Dunau

A candidate for Spokane City Council, south council district, City of Spokane in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7

Party: No party

Age: 58

Occupation: President and founder of Dunau Associates, a consulting firm

His words: "My perspective is that, we're - as a nation and locally - our politics has drifted both farther to the left and farther to the right. My campaign is about trying to recapture the middle, where we can build consensus and find common ground and get things done."

His pitch: Dunau believes he offers a centrist approach to a City Council race that includes opponents with strong political persuasions, despite the office being nonpartisan. The 28-year resident of Spokane points to his years of service on the Spokane Park Board, particularly his time as overseer of the park system's finances, as experience in making difficult decisions with public dollars that will serve him well at City Hall. Dunau says he would return the council's focus to "basic services," including fixing streets and tamping down crime. 

Education: Attended high school in Bethesda, Maryland. Earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Grinnell College, a private liberal arts school in Iowa, in 1981. Earned a master's degree in public administration from New York University in Manhattan, 1986.

Political experience: First run for office. Served on Spokane Park Board from 2011-2016.

Work experience: Founder and president of Dunau Associates, a communications consulting firm that has operated in Spokane for 28 years after Dunau moved from Los Angeles.Executive director of the Spokane River Forum, a nonprofit promoting the health of the river system.

Family: Lives with partner. Has three children.

Neighborhood: Rockwood

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Breean L. Beggs (N) 10,434 57.97 %
Andy Dunau (N) 7,565 42.03 %

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