City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Student recruiter
His words: “I believe that it is the role of the government to protect the community’s most vulnerable people and to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to be successful. This means safeguarding the rights of workers and their families, providing a social safety net for people who need it, and supporting education.”
His pitch: A member of the Native community who will encourage people who feel disaffected from politics and government to get involved and have their concerns heard.
Notable experience: Recruiter at the Spokane Tribal College. Helped revive the quasi-governmental Native American Public Development Authority.
Education: Graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School in 1998. Earned associates degree from Spokane Tribal College in 2012.
- Web: voterandyramos.com
More about Randy Ramos
The race for Spokane City Council in District 1, representing northeast Spokane, pits a conservative, controversial incumbent against a political newcomer.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan has a clear opponent after the third day of ballot counting put a little more space between his challengers, Randy Ramos and Ben Krauss. Ramos, a recruiter with Spokane Tribal College, leads Krauss by 26 votes.
The top finishers in two local primary races changed in the second day of counting ballots. In the race to face incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan in the November election, Randy Ramos, a Spokane Tribal College recruiter, edged ahead of Ben Krauss, a Spokane police crime analyst.
In the battle to face incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan in the November election, there is a new leader after the second day of ballot counting.
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life Tuesday, but he acknowledged the lopsided vote wasn’t a cause for unbridled celebration. “We all know what that spread means, don’t we,” he said. “We all know what happened four years ago, but I’m very grateful for the results.”
Spokane Mayor David Condon had the best primary election night of his elected life tonight in his quest to re-election.
Randy Ramos, the only candidate actively campaigning against Councilman Mike Fagan in this year’s Spokane city elections, was charged with drunken driving in 2009 and still owes money to a debt collection agency for unpaid fines related to the incident.