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Rod Higgins

A candidate for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 1, City of Spokane Valley in the 2021 Washington General Election, Nov. 2

Age: 80

City: Spokane Valley, Washington

Political experience: Appointed to Spokane Valley City Council in 2013 and elected to the position in 2013 and 2017. He served as a city of Spokane Valley planning commissioner from January 2012 until his appointment to the council. Served as Spokane Valley mayor from 2016 to 2020.

Work experience: Spent much of his career in the mining industry. Was executive director of the Nevada Mining Association for four years. He is the retired director of International Society of Mine Safety Professionals.

Military experience: Served two years in the Army.

Education: Graduated from high school in Wallace. Earned bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in finance in 1964.

Family: Married to Gloria Higgins for 50 years. Has two kids.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $17,900, as of Oct. 11, 2021, including more than $5,800 that he loaned to himself. Contributors include Spokane Valley businessman Jack Pring ($1,000), former Spokane County Republican Party chairwoman Cynthia Zapatocky ($1,000), Associated Builders and Contractors ($500), Republican state Sen. Mike Padden ($125), candidate for Spokane Valley City Council Position 7 Laura Padden ($125), Spokane County Assessor Tom Konis and Kathy Konis, ($50 each), and Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard ($500).

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Rod Higgins 10,375 50.16%
James “JJ” Johnson 10,307 49.84%

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