Spokane mayor, City of Spokane
|Ben Stuckart (N)||18,293||38.17%|
|Kelly P. Cruz||1,078||2.25%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
The effort to rename the East Central Community Center after a civil rights icon has met pushback from those who believe the name should continue to reflect the neighborhood it serves.
In response to concerns Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart expressed Wednesday about discrimination against the LGBT community at a new city-funded shelter, the Salvation Army said it doesn’t discriminate based on gender or sexuality and accused the mayoral candidate of pandering to his base.
The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which council president Ben Stuckart calls the city’s best tool to promote development.
Though voters in Seattle appeared last week to dismiss the notion that their city is “dying,” the November general election is shaping up to test if Spokane feels sick.
Advocating for change at every level of city government, the Association of Washington Realtors threw their support behind political novices at an unprecedented level in the months leading up to the primary. And it paid off.
Political newcomer Nadine Woodward bested Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart in the primary race for Spokane’s mayor Tuesday night, with both vowing a tough general election campaign ahead.
Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, but criticize the source of the other’s funding as representing outside interests.
The city is soliciting public input on its plans for a new emergency shelter in East Central, but few details about its operation have been fleshed out.
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.
The city of Spokane will redirect a percentage of the state sales tax it collects to affordable housing assistance.
The City Council will review a proposal to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which seeks to incentivize an increase in housing density.
Building a stronger Spokane will only happen if we support our working and middle class residents achieve economic opportunity and financial freedom.
The upcoming mayoral election could have serious implications for the future of police oversight in Spokane, as whoever wins could determine the extent of the power held by the police department’s civilian watchdog.
As public safety and police accountability continue to play a central role, the Spokane Police Guild has endorsed Nadine Woodward for mayor in the primary election.
Realtors are pouring an unprecedented amount of money into Spokane primary campaigns, with the Washington Association of Realtors throwing substantial support behind mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward and three fresh faces vying for seats on the City Council.
Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back to the heart of downtown and boosting police patrols on foot and bicycle.
Voting in the primary election begins this week as five candidates seek to become Spokane’s next mayor.
The five candidates for Spokane mayor talk road diets, public transportation, bike lanes and whether bringing Lime scooters to the streets (and sidewalks) of Spokane was a good idea.
Nadine Woodward has distinguished herself as someone who seems to gaze upon the city from a castle window, viewing problems from an aloof, fearful distance. This is unfortunate if you see civic compassion toward the homeless as a crucial test of our city’s character.
The former campaign manager for mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward said she was asked “to act contrary to (her) values” in a blog post on Monday.