For greatness to happen, several things must come together to create the right environment. For Hollywood, greatness happened in 1939. The talent, audience demands and cultural conditions created the pinnacle of American movies with such classics as “Gone with the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Stagecoach,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “Ninotchka.” The number and quality of movies created that year has never been duplicated.
The amazing thing is, Spokane County and, in particular, Spokane Valley, can make its own year of greatness by re-electing Rep. Matt Shea, who spearheaded the restructuring of Washington industrial insurance, saving the people of this state millions of dollars; and electing Bob McCaslin, who has served extremely well on the Spokane Valley Planning Commission. This team, along with Sen. Mike Padden, can turn the 4th Legislative District into a powerhouse.
Add in Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase, whose work on property tax reform will allow countless Washington residents to keep their houses and property when financial hard times hit; and Alene Lindstrom, who has worked tirelessly to ensure ballot integrity, and who is running for county auditor, and you have the people in place to help make 2015 a year of greatness for Spokane.