Party: No party
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Owner and operator of Legacy Training Systems gym, current member of Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors
His words: “My entire adult life, I've been serving the community of Spokane, and I love it. I have experience as an elected official, and doing the work of an elected official. It makes me a little more knowledgeable about the intricacies of these systems."
His pitch: Haynes said his previous service as an elected official with Spokane Public Schools puts him in a unique position to understand issues of poverty, homelessness, education and community development. He'd push for more collaboration between the school district and the city following the "community school" model seen in larger metropolitan areas. Northeast Spokane should leverage its industrial and commercial opportunities for a bigger slice of the pie at City Hall, including infrastructure dollars and partnerships with schools for apprenticeship programs in the trades, he said.
Work Experience: Finished service in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant in 2018, after serving eight years. Previously coached freshman football at East Valley High School.
Political Experience: Elected to the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors in 2015. Member of the political action committee of the Spokane branch of the NAACP.
Education: Received an associate's degree while in the U.S. Air Force. Graduated from Summerville High School in South Carolina in 2007.
Neighborhood: East Central
- Web: electhaynes.com
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