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Krys Brown

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

Party: No party

Age: 30

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Resident advisor at Union Gospel Mission’s women’s recovery house, student at Great Northern University.

Her words: "I deal a lot with the homeless population, that’s what (Union Gospel Mission) does. As part of training, we watched that documentary 'Seattle is Dying,' and I got so frustrated at the lack of action on the City Council’s part. … Telling police they can’t enforce laws, that doesn’t make sense to me. I could see it happening in our city, and someone needs to run who actually cares about these people as people." 

Her pitch: Brown hopes to use her professional experience working with Union Gospel Mission and her nonprofit work assisting impoverished Ugandan families with medical and spiritual help to guide policy at City Hall. She wants to bring more attention to how the council is assisting the city's homeless population, as well as re-examine Spokane's spending on road materials. 

Education: Attended Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley High School before graduating in Oregon. Completed some coursework at Eastern Washington University. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in leadership studies from Great Northern University in Spokane's Logan neighborhood. 

Political experience: First run for political office. 

Work experience: Former tax preparer for H & R Block. Helped found the nonprofit 

Family: Single. Three siblings live in Spokane. Parents live in Western Washington. 

Neighborhood: Nevada Heights

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Tim Benn (N) 2,370 26.20 %
Michael Cathcart (N) 2,121 23.50 %
Naghmana Sherazi (N) 1,612 17.80 %
Jerrall J. Haynes (N) 1,166 12.90 %
Doug Salter (N) 685 7.59 %
Krys Brown (N) 551 6.10 %
Louis Lefebvre (N) 525 5.81 %

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Doug Salter

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