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Former Mayor Dennis Hession shook up Spokane politics on Thursday by announcing his entry into the race for City Council president. He joins City Councilman Steve Corker and Ben Stuckart, the executive director of Communities in Schools, in the race to lead the city’s legislative branch.
Former Mayor Dennis Hession shook up Spokane politics today by announcing his entry in the race for City Council president. He joins City Councilman Steve Corker and Ben Stuckart, the executive director of Communities in Schools in the race to lead the city’s legislative branch.
Spokane voters gained two more choices for mayor on Wednesday, and one of them already tops the list for fundraising. David Condon, former district director for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and former debt collector Robert Kroboth filed to run in the Aug. 16 primary for mayor. They join incumbent Mary Verner; Mike Noder, who co-owns a local demolition business; and perennial political candidate Barbara Lampert.
Spokane mayoral hopeful David Condon has made government salaries an early issue of his campaign, targeting specifically city employees earning more than $100,000 a year. But until taking a leave of absence to run for mayor, Condon himself earned nearly $127,000 annually as a Spokane-based federal employee serving as district director for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Additionally, he has yet to decide whether he would follow incumbent Mary Verner’s lead in capping the mayor’s annual salary to about $100,000 or take the more than $170,000 a year allocated for the job.
Despite the advancement in software filters and precautions, the Internet remains a treacherous world filled with swindles and cons. Take the two scams that appeared in my work mailbox this week.