I care about Spokane. This is where I grew up and, hopefully, will be a place of opportunity as I graduate from college. But I am concerned about our future. I have studied the policy issues critical to Spokane’s future while in college. I’ve asked difficult questions that both Democrats and Republicans should be better at answering: What policies can we implement to create good jobs, improve education, infrastructure and health care? How can we most efficiently establish a social safety net for kids and seniors?
I have worked to understand just exactly what those policies would be. The answers for Spokane are often different than those for other cities. Spokane shouldn’t be following Seattle’s development model. Simply put, Spokane is unique.
Marcus Riccelli gets that. Marcus is a young grass-roots candidate with a lot of promise who understands Spokane’s unique needs. He is running for state representative with the background, education and experience to hit the ground running. Marcus not only understands the issues, he knows how to navigate Olympia, how to pass a bill, and how to bring to fruition a comprehensive policy agenda.
It takes more than clever speeches. Riccelli gets it, and he can deliver.