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Mike Fagan will run for second term

Mike Fagan

For months, Councilman Mike Fagan has left political observers to speculate if he would run for a second term.

Tonight, Fagan sent a news release ending that speculation. He will run for a second term.

 “When elected by the citizens in the City of Spokane’s 1st District, I promised to represent the neighborhoods in my district, and serve the community as a whole. I kept that promise. With every decision I make and every vote I take in regards to the city, I keep all the citizens as my top priority. Their agenda is my agenda,”  Fagan said in his news release.

Fagan probably is the Spokane City Council's most controversial figure, but he also has strong ties to the Hillyard community he represents.

Fagan also is undoubtedly the council's most conservative member. His release, however, said he was urged to run by "democrats, republicans and independents." That might seem over-the-top, but he does share at least a few positions with liberals.

Filing week is next week, but we know of only one other candidate who plans to file for Fagan's seat: Randy Ramos, who works at the Spokane Tribal College.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.