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.
They’ve spent a couple of months in the occasionally hot seats of the Spokane Valley City Council and they are beginning to get a feel for how city government works.