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Mike Fagan

A candidate for City Council Northeast seat (District 1), City of Spokane in the 2011 Washington General Election

Party: No party

Age: 59

City: Spokane, WA

Why he’s running: Fagan is running to help Spokane maintain the same character it had when he grew up in the city, but also move it forward and navigate its growth.

His pitch: Fagan describes himself as a constituent-facing elected official who has listened to the concerns of residents during his first two terms on the Spokane City Council. Unlike other council members, he says, he does not focus on “social issues” and does not have an “agenda.”

Age: 59 Jan. 1, 1960

Education: Graduated North Central High School in 1978.

Political experience: Fagan has served two terms on the City Council. Former president of Bemiss Neighborhood Council.

Work experience: Co-director of Voters Want More Choices, a group led by Tim Eyman that advocates for lower taxes. Worked as a purchasing officer of a communications company in California in the late 1980s until the mid-1990s. Worked at MOR Manufacturing in Post Falls, including as materials manager, from 1997 to 2007. Served in U.S. Army from 1978 until 1987. Co-hosts radio show about local politics.

Family: Married. Has three children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Fagan (N) 6,412 52.20 %
Donna McKereghan () 5,865 47.80 %

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Editorial: McKereghan would bring sound voice to council

The race to replace Bob Apple on the Spokane City Council has been winnowed from six candidates to two: Donna McKereghan and Mike Fagan. Both have led neighborhood councils and tasted defeat in previous council races. Both say they are appalled at how the Otto Zehm case has been handled. One of them will win this time, and we think McKereghan is the clear choice for District 1 in northeast Spokane.