Party: No party
Political experience: Served on the Spokane Valley City Council since she was appointed a year ago. Campaigned for Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, for many years.
Work experience: Self-employed for 25 years; owns Rainbow Connection daycare in downtown Spokane, and is part owner of two other childcare facilities. Part owner of Paint and Pints, also in downtown Spokane.
Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1975. Obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, in 2000. Earned master’s degree in education from Capella online university, in 2010.
Family: Married for 32 years, no children.
Top priorities if elected: Haley would like to find a way to better recruit and retain police officers, perhaps by Spokane Valley offering a hiring bonus.
She said it’s very important to keep roads in good shape. She said before a funding solution can be chosen, the roads must be assessed carefully so the total cost can be determined.
Haley said the city must continue to bring “good wage-paying jobs to Spokane Valley” especially to the newly expanded industrial park.
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins narrowly held on to his position Tuesday in a vote that shows a divided City Council. In two 4-3 votes, council members selected Higgins to keep the mayor’s position and Councilwoman Pamela Haley to be deputy mayor.
There was plenty of applause and smiles at Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday evening as incumbent Pamela Haley – along with two newly elected councilwomen, Brandi Peetz and Linda (Hatcher) Thompson – took the oath of office for Spokane Valley City Council.
Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.
Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger of losing in a race too close to call.
Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley says her competition in November’s election needs to learn more about city government.
Chris Jackson and Angie Beem move on to the general election in Spokane Valley
Two of three candidates challenging incumbent Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley have spent time in jail. One man, Ingemar Lloyd Woods, has been open about his 1993 arrest in which was accused of shooting at police. The other, Robert “Rocky” J. Samson, remains under court supervision for alleged financial crimes in Kentucky.
Candidates for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5 PAMELA HALEY
Pamela Haley has business sense, stability and experience. She is the obvious choice in this race.
Two Spokane Valley City councilmen are proposing a new addition to Spokane Valley politics: term limits.