Occupation: crime analyst
His pitch: A crime analyst with a doctorate who would apply reason to solve the city’s crime problems and help revitalize the city’s neighborhoods.
His words: “We live in a complex world. If you’re working in government, you can’t fake that you know it. When I got my Ph.D., I developed the habit and discipline of sitting down, reading through and thinking through things. You can’t shoot from the hip. You need to have the bandwidth to think it through and develop a solution.”
Day job: Analyst with the Spokane Police Department
Notable experience: Member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs. Formerly a public safety technology specialist with the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.
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.