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Matthew Howes

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

Party: No party

Age: 49

Occupation: Co-owner of Adelo's Pizza, Pasta & Pints

His words: "I just feel, right now, we've got a city council that all seems to vote one way. When one person says something,  everybody else just follows the lead. It doesn't seem like they try to look at other solutions, they just go after one thing and everyone votes the same exact way with the exception of Mike Fagan … I want to represent our district up here, and bring what it is the people want." 

His pitch: City Hall is not doing enough to recruit and help out small businesses, like the pizzeria and brewery Howes started with his wife in 2008 in the Indian Trial neighborhood, he said. Rather than impose additional taxes to pay for things like street repair and new police officers, Howes said the city should make it easier for small businesses to thrive in town, including abandoning projects like the road diet that will be built on a stretch of North Monroe street. Howes said he'll also pursue more stringent advertising rules for marijuana businesses.

Work experience: Co-owner of Adelo's Pizza, Pasta and Pints. Former credit analyst with Washington Trust Bank.

Education: Graduated from Shadle High School in 1988. Earned a degree in business from Eastern Washington University. 

Political experience: First run for public office. 

Family: Married. Two children, one from a previous marriage. 

Neighborhood: Indian Trail

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Candace Mumm (N) 8,276 53.10 %
Matthew Howes (N) 7,311 46.90 %

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