City: Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in Spokane Valley in 1996. Briefly attended community college before starting a four-year apprenticeship through a carpenters union.
Political experience:Treasurer of Stevens County Republican Party from 2012 to 2014. Delegate to GOP state convention in 2008 and 2012. Appointed to fill a vacancy on the Spokane Valley City Council in July 2016. Lists state Rep. Matt Shea, Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase and former Valley City Councilwoman Brenda Grassel among references.
Work experience:President of Able Construction since 2006. Worked for Bouten Construction from 2003 to 2005 and then Kiewit Construction until 2006.
Family: Married. Has three daughters.
|Linda (Hatcher) Thompson ()||8,967||56.45 %|
|Mike Munch ()||6,917||43.55 %|
Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.
Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger of losing in a race too close to call.
Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job while considering regional solutions. If voters prefer the latter, they will select Linda Thompson and Brandi Peetz..
Spokane Valley councilman who didn’t disclose juvenile felony charges when appointed hoping to retain seat
Drug and alcohol abuse have affected two Spokane Valley City Council candidates in very different ways.
They’ve spent a couple of months in the occasionally hot seats of the Spokane Valley City Council and they are beginning to get a feel for how city government works.