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Laura Padden

A candidate for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 7, City of Spokane Valley in the 2021 Washington General Election, Nov. 2

Age: 68

City: Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Holy Names Academy in Spokane. Went to Washington State University for a degree in police science and administration. Has a bachelor's in computer science from Eastern Washington University.

Work experience: Worked at Jacklin Seed Co. as a data processing manager. For the last 15 years Padden has been working at Spokane Community College in IT and web development.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Washington State 4th District Sen. Mike Padden. Has five children, all sons.

Campaign fundraising: Padden has raised $23,400 as of Oct. 11, 2021 (the most of any Spokane Valley City Council candidate), including $6,000 she loaned herself. Contributors include the Spokane Homebuilders Association ($1,000), the Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors ($500), former Republican 4th Legislative District Rep. Larry Crouse ($500), former Spokane County Republican Party Chairwoman Cynthia Zapatocky ($500), Spokane Valley City Councilmembers Rod Higgins ($250) and Arne Woodard ($250), Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell ($100) and Republican 4th Legislative District Rep. Rob Chase.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Laura Padden 11,020 53.57%
Linda (Hatcher) Thompson 9,553 46.43%

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