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Dominguez impressive

How exciting it was to see the recent array of fresh, new, enthusiastic City Council candidates wanting to lead Spokane to our potential.

I am impressed with the credentials, enthusiasm and vision of Adrian Dominguez, an epidemiologist with the Spokane County Health District. He is the author of the recent report showing life expectancy depending on where you live in Spokane. You have a chance of living an extra 16 years if you reside on the South Hill as compared to downtown Spokane.

This statistic indicates Spokane needs diverse leaders who understand diverse issues from a variety of perspectives, ethnicities and skills as we learn to embrace our differences (strengths) and reach our potential as a healthy, vibrant community and city. I hope to see the name Adrian Dominguez in our city’s political future.

Carol Bryan



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