Spokane City Council races are in the works; less than 30 days away and though the outdoors and sun beckon, let’s pay some attention to the people who are asking us to vote for them.
If the August primary is anything like past primaries, less than 30 percent of the registered voters will be making the decision for all of us. I hope that 30 percent is well-informed because if they are, they know that in the Northwest, 3rd Council District Candace Mumm is on their ballot. Mumm has a strong resume in both her public service and professional life.
She is a Shadle Park High School graduate, lived in Spokane most of her life, worked in professional print and broadcast journalism in Spokane and the Western United States, is a past member and president of the Plan Commission and is a devoted neighborhood advocate.
She initiated the effort to save the Five Mile Grange. She sparked the effort to save the historic Five Mile Schoolhouse. As stakeholder manager, Mumm piloted the city’s first neighborhood-level bicycle and pedestrian plan for Five Mile Prairie.
We could not have a better person on the Spokane City Council, one who once elected will speak for all of us regardless of district.