City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in Spokane in 2009. Graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in American Studies with a minor in Spanish. Graduated with a master's degree in public affairs in 2019 from Princeton University. Earned teaching certificate from University of Washington.
Political experience: Ran as Democrat for state representative in 2020.
Work experience: Zappone was a middle school English and history teacher for three years at Park Middle School in Kennewick. Substitute teacher in Spokane Public Schools and Mead School District. Program manager for Better Health Together.
Campaign finance: Raised about $60,000 as of Oct. 1, including from the Spokane Regional Labor Council ($1,500, the Spokane Firefighters Union ($1,000), former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart ($500) and the Washington State Democratic Party Central Committee ($747).
Zappone, who took office earlier this month, remains on a part-time contract to teach 10th and 11th grade English at North Central High School.“Being in the classroom, especially in a school in my district, keeps me connected to the community I serve,” Zappone told The Spokesman-Review. “Nobody keeps it as real as students keep it real.”
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The gap between Spokane City Council candidates Zack Zappone and Mike Lish ever-so-slightly narrowed on Thursday.
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Spokane City Council candidates Mike Lish and Zack Zappone highlighted their different backgrounds and experiences during a debate on Friday.
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