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Doug Salter

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

Party: No party

Age: 62

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Bus driver for the West Valley School District

His words: "I sat in on a neighborhood council meeting one time. I didn't say anything, I just sat there. And I walked out, I was really ticked off more than anything. Really? These people have to put up with this? Why is that? I've come up with: Infrastructure, citizens' rights, economic development and homeless, is what I'm going down the road on." 

His pitch: The city needs to pay more attention to the neighborhood councils and people living in the northeast district, Salter said. City Hall is making too many decisions, including who to give money to when addressing issues of homelessness, without soliciting the opinions of the public. The city should focus its business recruitment efforts away from the West Plains, Salter said, and instead work to retain and support businesses that will be affected by the completion of the North Spokane Corridor. 

Work experience: Previously worked with Laidlaw to provide bus transportation services for Spokane Public Schools. Also worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. 

Education: Earned high school degree from Cheney High School in 1976 before joining the Washington Army National Guard. 

Political experience: First run for political office. Elected union representative for public school employees in the West Valley School District. 

Family: Married. Two daughters and five stepchildren. 

Neighborhood: Bemiss

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Tim Benn (N) 2,370 26.25%
Michael Cathcart (N) 2,121 23.49%
Naghmana Sherazi (N) 1,612 17.85%
Jerrall J. Haynes (N) 1,166 12.91%
Doug Salter (N) 685 7.59%
Krys Brown (N) 551 6.10%
Louis Lefebvre (N) 525 5.81%

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