City: Spokane Valley, WA
Why running: “I think there’s a sense of community in Spokane Valley that I really have enjoyed as a practitioner, helping the community with health and wellness issues. I don’t really think that Spokane Valley is turning into a bad place to live at all, but I want to continue to create what’s already created and maintain it.”
Pitch: “I’m a conservative individual and I’m a business owner. … I want to support community as far as business goes, maintain friendliness to businesses.”
Education: Graduated from Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, in 1987. Attended Brigham Young University for one year but did not obtain degree. Received associate’s degree in business from Orange Coast College and finished prerequisites to enter chiropractic school at De Anza College before obtaining doctorate in chiropractic medicine from Palmer College.
Work experience: Before going to chiropractic school, Tucker worked at a Save Mart grocery store deli and in construction in California. He also worked at as an assistant manager at Oilmax, a company that does quick oil changes, while in college. After finishing his education, he moved to Spokane Valley in 1997 to work as a chiropractor at University Chiropractic in Spokane Valley. He started his own business, Chiropractic Wellness Center, in 1998 and currently owns and operates it. Also has invented and patented a chiropractic and physical therapy tool that releases tension in muscles.
Political experience: None. First-time candidate.
Personal: Married. Has six children.
- Web: voteforbo.com
Spokane Valley City Council Candidates Bo Tucker and Tim Hattenburg both hope to encourage growth, but disagree on whether the city needs to look at inclusion and diversity in the future.
Voters whittled down their choices for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night, but with some votes still to be tallied, the slates for the general election were not entirely clear.
The race to replace Sam Wood on the Spokane Valley City Council features four political newcomers who all say housing and homelessness are among the key issues at stake.