A candidate for City Council, District 3 (Northwest), City of Spokane in the 2015 Nov. 3 Washington General Election
City: Spokane, WA
His words: “A super majority in any form of government, especially a legislative body, is less open to compromise and more likely to advance partisan agendas, the end result being the citizens of Spokane lose. We need more balance on our council and not partisan agendas being passed by super majorities to grow the size of government.”
His pitch: A young, fresh voice who doesn’t subscribe to the polarized nature of politics, and who will focus on encouraging development closer to the city’s core and easing burdens facing developers attempting to renovate old buildings.
Notable experience: Architect, owns a design firm. Vice president of the city’s Plan Commission.
Education: Graduated from Northwest Christian High School in 2002. Earned bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from Washington State University in 2007. Earned master’s degree in architecture from Washington State University in 2009.
Neighborhood: Five Mile
- Web: evanverduin.com
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