City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Community organizer
Work experience: Organizer with the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane. Previously a special education paraeducator.
Education: Graduated from Ontario (California) High School in 1983. Earned degree from Spokane Community College in 2008. Earned bachelor’s degree in social work and minor in Africana Studies from Eastern Washington University in 2010.
Political Experience: Lost to David Condon in race for Spokane mayor in 2015. Involved in the local campaign for referendum 74, the 2012 statewide ballot measure to legalize marriage equality.
Family: Divorced. Has four kids.
More about Shar Lichty
The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.
Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.
Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it’s up to the mayor.
Theresa Sanders and Brian Coddington shot back this week against claims they were dishonest during Frank Straub’s ouster, saying an ethics complaint is politically motivated and frivolous.
In August, the city of Spokane filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human and environmental health.
Condon says things are pretty good. Lichty says not so much.
Everything’s golden, or This. Means. War.
Even politicians have heroes.
Ronald Reagan, a political hero of Spokane Mayor David Condon, famously asked voters in 1980, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The answer that year was a resounding no, and Reagan entered the White House on a white horse.