Spokane Valley City Council, position 5, City of Spokane Valley
|Pamela Haley (N)||9,395||61.30%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins narrowly held on to his position Tuesday in a vote that shows a divided City Council. In two 4-3 votes, council members selected Higgins to keep the mayor’s position and Councilwoman Pamela Haley to be deputy mayor.
There was plenty of applause and smiles at Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday evening as incumbent Pamela Haley – along with two newly elected councilwomen, Brandi Peetz and Linda (Hatcher) Thompson – took the oath of office for Spokane Valley City Council.
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 City Councilwoman Pamela Haley says her competition in November’s election needs to learn more about city government.
Chris Jackson and Angie Beem move on to the general election in Spokane Valley
Two of three candidates challenging incumbent Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley have spent time in jail. One man, Ingemar Lloyd Woods, has been open about his 1993 arrest in which was accused of shooting at police. The other, Robert “Rocky” J. Samson, remains under court supervision for alleged financial crimes in Kentucky.
Candidates for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5 PAMELA HALEY
Pamela Haley has business sense, stability and experience. She is the obvious choice in this race.
The race comes down to the experience of Rod Higgins, and the fresh perspective of Al Merkel. We think both should advance and continue that debate.
Two Spokane Valley City councilmen are proposing a new addition to Spokane Valley politics: term limits.
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.