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Council Pos. 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Arne Woodard 10,626 52.39%
DeeDee Loberg 9,657 47.61%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

The Candidates

Arne Woodard

Age:
68
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Why running: “I haven’t lost my passion for making this the best place in the state to live. I still meet with countless numbers of citizens, as well as groups, on a weekly basis to try and solve the issues they have no matter what they are, or help them find the contact they need to try and solve those issues. I’ve lived here all my life, so people know I have huge contact capability. We’re not done with the direction of the Valley yet.”

His pitch: “I have unbelievable experience, not just inside governments, but being self-employed basically for 47 years. I have an incredible amount of what I call life experience in a wide array of subjects that really help with city business.”

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1971 and had about a year and half of college classes at Spokane Community College.

Political experience: Woodard has served on the council for nine years and was deputy mayor. He also has served on community boards such as the Spokane Regional Transportation Council.

Work experience: Owned real estate business from 1994 to 2018. Previously worked in construction and rebuilding homes damaged by floods or storms. He also has owned a bakery named Backburner Breads, sold bread-making equipment and owned a health food store.

Family: Married. Has seven children and 12 grandchildren.

DeeDee Loberg

Age:
58
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Loberg applied unsuccessfully for two vacant Spokane Valley City Council positions in 2011. She is a self-described homemaker and community activist. She has been involved in Spokane Valley politics since the beginning of the city, including serving in the transition committee. She was recently elected to the Washington State PTA board of directors.