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Spokane Valley City Council, position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Brandi Peetz 9,123 57.15%
J. Caleb Collier 6,841 42.85%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

The Candidates

Brandi Peetz

Party:
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Her words: “Experience really matters. When I first got elected, I had a lot of skills and background that helped me get through, but, ultimately, nothing can replace experience. Unless you’ve been a council member, no matter how much you get involved, you just don’t know what goes on behind the scenes and how much of a job it really is.”

Her pitch: “The reason I’m running for re-election is because I believe our city deserves good representation. I feel like I am doing a really good job, and I want to continue, because it’s important – especially since our city is getting bigger – that we continue going in a positive direction.”

Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from Gonzaga University and an associates degree from Spokane Community College.

Political experience: Has served on the Spokane Valley City Council since 2017. Former vice president of student government at Spokane Community College.

Work experience: Former office manager for Stahl Optical. Was a 911 operator and program support specialist at Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council. Served on the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizens Advisory Board.

Family: Married to Chad Peetz.

J. Caleb Collier

Party:
City:
Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Grand Canyon University in 2015.

Political experience: Appointed to Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 in 2016. Precinct committee officer for Republican Party.

Work experience: Currently postal carrier in Spokane. Six years as EMT Advanced in Spokane County. Four years in the United States Marine Corps.

Family: Married to Jill Collier and has five children.

Complete Coverage

Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses Spokane City Hall job following investigation into unfair campaigning

Bob West, father of Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz, said he wasn’t using his public computer at City Hall to campaign on her behalf against Caleb Collier. He was terminated from a position in the city’s probation services office in what Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and others said was a continuation of a bitter campaign that could alter politics in Spokane Valley.

Rod Higgins wins close vote to maintain role as Spokane Valley mayor

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.

Three women sworn in for Spokane Valley City Council

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.

Maps show Valley voters rough on incumbents; Higgins edges ahead of Jackson

Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.

Spokane Valley voters toss incumbents on City Council; Munch, Collier and Pace lose seats

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.

Accusations of mudslinging, bullying in contentious Spokane Valley City Council race

The race for Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 is heating up, and so is the rhetoric between its two candidates.

Thompson, Peetz best choices for Spokane Valley council

Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job while considering regional solutions. If voters prefer the latter, they will select Linda Thompson and Brandi Peetz..

Campaign signs in Spokane Valley vandalized with obscene graffiti

Some of Spokane Valley City Councilman Caleb Collier’s election signs were painted with obscene graffiti Monday. His challenger, Brandi Peetz, had signs stolen.

Eight, including 5 Spokane Valley council members, to seek election in fall

Five open positions on the Spokane Valley City Council draw early filings with the PDC from new and veteran politicians including Ben Wick

Learning on the job: Spokane Valley’s newly appointed leaders get into routine

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.