City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Retired nurses aid
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1963. Bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Washington, 1968.
Career: Retired nurse’s aide.
Political: Has run for office every year since 1996. She also has run for City Council, county clerk, county auditor, county commissioner, U.S. House of Representative, U.S. Senate and other offices.
Family: Single. No children.
More about Barbara Lampert
The primary is past tense. The shocking election results are (mostly) in. In capturing a whopping 59.9 percent of the vote Tuesday night, incumbent Mary Verner is making the most serious run at becoming the city’s first two-term mayor since way back when FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover showed up to work in a red satin prom dress.
Can Mary Verner break the curse of the one-term mayors? For a big clue, residents can look to the upcoming primary election. No Spokane mayor has won re-election in four decades, but Verner is intent on doing so. The mayoral primary – ballots go out this week – promises few surprises. At this point, only Verner and David Condon seem to have the support and campaign funds to win, although they face three long-shot challengers. But, assuming they take the top two spots, who finishes on top and the distance between them will give voters their first clue as to what November may hold.
Barbara Lampert gives her positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Lampert faces Michael Noder, Robert Kroboth, Mary Verner and David Condon in the race for a seat representing South Spokane.
With about six weeks to go before the August primary, one challenger for the job of Spokane mayor has raised almost twice as much as incumbent Mary Verner. The other three challengers, however, haven’t raised anything.
Listen up, crime fighters. Today’s caper is to catch the Manito Munchies.