July 13, 2005 in City

Councilman Denenny announces re-election bid

By The Spokesman-Review
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Those planning to run for Spokane Valley City Council can file their candidacy at the Spokane County Elections Office from July 25 though July 29. Candidates must file with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission as soon as they begin campaigning. For more information, visit the county’s Web site at www. spokanecounty.org/elections or the PDC Web site at www.pdc.wa.gov.

Spokane Valley Councilman Dick Denenny announced Tuesday he will run for re-election, making him the sixth of the seven-member council who will try for a second term.

“There’s so much left to be done, there really is,” he said. He compared the new city to a house whose foundation and walls have been built, now affording the council the opportunity to “make it a place you want to live.”

Denenny, 57, is a former Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce president and has served on boards dealing with transit and sewer issues for several years.

He is past chairman of the Better Business Bureau and present board chairman for the Spokane Regional Health District.

“I’ll continue to provide my expertise and what I’ve learned,” he said.

Implementing new land use and parks master plans, assisting economic development and keeping the city budget in the black are among the challenges he said the next council will face.

He said he is qualified to handle issues arising in Spokane Valley in the coming years because of the knowledge of Valley issues he has gained as a councilman and on other boards.

“I intend to keep working for the best results for the Valley,” he said.

Denenny owns an employee benefits insurance and consulting firm and has attended the University of San Francisco and the University of California-Berkley.

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