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Michelle Rasmussen

A candidate for Spokane Valley City Council, position 2, City of Spokane Valley in the 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6

City: Spokane Valley, WA

Her words: “What could we do to build more revenues to spread the wealth? That is economic growth, and I would move that forward so we can continue the revenues coming in to be able to help support additional programs, such as pavement preservation.”

Her pitch: “The city is doing really well, but I see some things that are a little bit of a concern in keeping us fiscally conservative. And with the planning processes and my experience, I think I’ve got a little bit of an edge there, because I was on the inside knowing it from a staff perspective and the outside of it from a planning commission perspective.”

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree in business and organizational management from Whitworth University.

Political experience: Has served on the Spokane Valley Planning Commission for three years and served as chairwoman last year. Serves on the state Department of Transportation’s Transportation Demand Management Technical Committee and on the Spokane Transit Authority’s Citizen Advisory Committee.

Work experience: Senior director for campus services, parking and transportation at Eastern Washington University. Former director of parking and transportation services at EWU. Worked for the city of Spokane Valley as an executive assistant to the city and deputy city managers. Worked for private companies for more than 25 years and owned a small remodel construction and surround-sound company with her husband.

Family: Married. Two children and one grandson.

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