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Christopher Savage

A candidate for Spokane City Council, northwest district, City of Spokane in the 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6

Party: No party

Age: 30

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Lyft driver

His words: "I’ve been going to the City Council meetings since January. And I don't agree with the direction the city seems to be taking. There's a supermajority, rather than an honest, balanced kind of council."

His pitch: Savage, who moved back to Spokane after coursework toward a degree in political science, philosophy and economics at Western Washington University, said he believes city lawmakers should be more in touch with their neighborhoods. He described himself as a "classic liberal" and said he favors less government regulation as a philosophy. As an example, he said the city should have eased restrictions on taxi drivers instead of imposing new regulations on ride-hailing companies, a decision he has a personal stake in as a Lyft operator. 

Work experience: Lyft driver after leaving school due to chronic pain issues. 

Education: Completed coursework at Western Washington University. Graduated from North Central High School in 2009. 

Political experience: Community Assembly representative for the Balboa/South Indian Trail neighborhood. Precinct committee officer for the Spokane County Democratic Party. Member of the Spokane Salary Review commission, the civilian panel that determines pay for elected officials.

Family: Single. Brother and mother live in Spokane.  

Neighborhood: Balboa/South Indian Trail

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Karen J. Stratton (N) 7,616 47.68%
Andy Rathbun (N) 3,831 23.98%
Jeff Martin (N) 2,293 14.35%
Ken Side (N) 810 5.07%
Christopher Savage (N) 751 4.70%
Jeff Rugan (N) 673 4.21%

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