A candidate for City Council Northwest seat (District 3), City of Spokane in the 2011 Washington General Election
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Consumer products broker
Education: Graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill. in 1972. Bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Northern Colorado in 1976. Master’s in business administration from National University in Vista, Calif. in 1983.
Career: CEO of Salvatori-Scott, Inc., owns Spokane Entrepreneurial Center. Political: Ran unsuccessfully as Republican for Spokane County Commission last year. Vice chairman of Greater Spokane Inc.’s Small Business Council. Serves on several boards including, Spokane Public Market Board.
Family: Married. Has three adult children.
More about Steve Salvatori
Spokane city leaders are readying for a showdown with the Spokane Firefighters Union over a three-year contract negotiated between the firefighters and former Mayor Mary Verner in the final days of her administration. But challenging the deal could prove risky for the City Council and force the city to give the union a more generous contract than the one now before them.
Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options and the city’s legal opinions and may take more next year.
Spokane City Council hopefuls Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones explain why they think they would be the best next council member to serve District 3, which covers Northwest Spokane.
Residents of northwest Spokane have two appealing choices for the District 3 City Council position: Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones. The Spokesman-Review endorses Salvatori based on his experience as a small businessman concerned about the cumulative effect of recent fee and rate increases passed by the council.
The race to represent Northwest Spokane has turned into one about priorities. Is the top priority jobs, as Steve Salvatori argues, or is jobs one of many priorities, as Joy Jones says?
Candidates for Spokane City Council responded to 20 questions from The Spokesman-Review soon after filing to run for office. Because only two candidates filed to run for the Northwest seat, there wasn’t a primary and none of the responses given by Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones ran in the print edition until today. To read more questions and responses, go to The Spokesman-Review’s Election Center at spokesman.com/elections.
Much is different and much is the same in Envision Spokane’s second attempt to get voters to approve a version of its Community Bill of Rights. Its proposal on the November ballot is significantly scaled down. Instead of the nine rights the group floated in its failed 2009 citizen initiative, this list only includes four.
Steve Salvatori gives his positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Salvatori faces Joy Jones in the race for a seat representing Northwest Spokane.