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Spokane Valley City Council, position 6

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Tim Hattenburg 11,691 52.81%
Bo Tucker 10,447 47.19%

* 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 Candidates

Tim Hattenburg

Spokane Valley, WA

Why running: “I’ve lived in the Valley my whole life, and I feel the experiences I’ve had with the school district, managing multi-million dollar budgets, working with the county library district, which you’re looking at an area about a half-a-million population and also multi-billion dollar budgets” has prepared him, Hattenburg says.

Pitch: “I know I have the background to deal with people, sit down and resolve issues. I like to say I resolve issues before they become a problem, and I did that a lot when I was in education. I like to say I’m not going to kick the can down the road.”

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1971 and graduated from Washington State University in 1975 with a bachelor’s in education. Studied history working toward master’s at Eastern Washington, Whitworth and Gonzaga universities but did not complete master’s degree.

Political experience: Unsuccessfully ran against late Sen. Bob McCaslin in 2004 and Rep. Matt Shea in 2008. Spent a decade on the Spokane County Library Board of Trustees and served as chairman and vice chairman of the board. Has been a Democratic precinct officer since 1992.

Work experience: Was a history and geography teacher and the athletic director in the Central Valley School District for 20 years, before retiring in 1995. He also has invested in several properties and offered high-risk, short-term loans to people buying properties. He has worked as a historical researcher and authored a historical book with his wife about a couple that was murdered in Montana.

Family: Married. Has three children and three grandchildren.

Bo Tucker

Spokane Valley, WA

Why running: “I think there’s a sense of community in Spokane Valley that I really have enjoyed as a practitioner, helping the community with health and wellness issues. I don’t really think that Spokane Valley is turning into a bad place to live at all, but I want to continue to create what’s already created and maintain it.”

Pitch: “I’m a conservative individual and I’m a business owner. … I want to support community as far as business goes, maintain friendliness to businesses.”

Education: Graduated from Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, in 1987. Attended Brigham Young University for one year but did not obtain degree. Received associate’s degree in business from Orange Coast College and finished prerequisites to enter chiropractic school at De Anza College before obtaining doctorate in chiropractic medicine from Palmer College.

Work experience: Before going to chiropractic school, Tucker worked at a Save Mart grocery store deli and in construction in California. He also worked at as an assistant manager at Oilmax, a company that does quick oil changes, while in college. After finishing his education, he moved to Spokane Valley in 1997 to work as a chiropractor at University Chiropractic in Spokane Valley. He started his own business, Chiropractic Wellness Center, in 1998 and currently owns and operates it. Also has invented and patented a chiropractic and physical therapy tool that releases tension in muscles.

Political experience: None. First-time candidate.

Personal: Married. Has six children.

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