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Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Pamela Haley 13,244 67.26%
Wayne J. Fenton 6,448 32.74%

* 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

Pamela Haley

Age:
65
City:
Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1975. Graduated from Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University. Earned master's degree in education from Capella University and business degree from Ashford University.

Work experience: Former manager of Valley Empire Collection. Has run day cares, including Rainbow Connection Daycare, for 32 years.

Political experience: Six years on Spokane Valley City Council.

Family: Married to Jim Haley for 32 years.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $13,600, including $2,350 as a loan to herself, as of Oct. 11, 2021. Contributors include Spokane Home Builders Association ($1,000 ), Spokane Valley businessman Jack Pring ($1,000), Spokane County Commissioner Al French ($500), Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard ($500) and former Spokane County Republican Party Chairwoman Cynthia Zapatocky ($125 ). Largest donation comes from Troy Peterson ($2,000). 

Wayne J. Fenton

Age:
68
City:
Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Burley (Idaho) High School and Brigham Young University.

Work experience: Co-owns The Black Diamond, a bar and pool hall in Spokane Valley, with his son Brandon. Spent 40-plus years in the aluminum industry at Wagstaff and Novelis and has worked in electricity, plumbing and hydraulics.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Margie Fenton. Has six kids and 16 grandchildren.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $6,200 as of Oct. 11, 2021, including $5,000 of his own money. Besides his own funding, Fenton’s largest donation is $250 from Spokane Valley dentist Scott Shumway. Bob McClaslin, a Republican 4th Legislative District representative, donated $50 to Fenton’s campaign.

Complete Coverage

New Spokane Valley mayor points to public safety, housing and roads as top priorities

Politics have been a part of Pam Haley’s life ever since she was a kid. 

Growing rift on Spokane Valley City Council? Committee assignment changes show divide between majority and minority

2022 has started off contentious in Spokane Valley City Hall. 

Spokane Valley appoints John Hohman as new city manager

Hohman has worked in Spokane Valley City Hall for more than 18 years and most recently served as deputy city manager under his predecessor, Mark Calhoun. 

Pam Haley chosen as new Spokane Valley mayor: ‘There’s a lot of work to do’

Haley has served on City Council since 2016. 

Back to the right: Thompson loss, Higgins comeback will give Spokane Valley City Council a conservative majority

How the new conservative majority might govern differently is an open question. 

Incumbents Higgins and Thompson trailing in Spokane Valley council election

The balance of power on City Council probably won’t shift based on Tuesday’s partial election results. 

Right-wing v. righter-wing? Spokane Valley council race pits incumbent Haley against bar owner Fenton

Challenger Wayne Fenton has a tough road ahead if he’s going to unseat Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pam Haley, who beat him by 21 percentage points during the August primary election. 

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Pam Haley

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Pam Haley Spokane Valley City Council member and candidate Pam Haley talks about her views with The Spokesman-Review’s Colin Tiernan. Haley’s opponent, Wayne Fenton, did not respond with requests to participate in a full debate of the issues.

Spokane Valley precinct breakdown shows Wick dominance, tight Thompson-Padden race

It looks like Mayor Ben Wick and Councilwoman Pam Haley won’t have to work hard to retain their seats, but Councilwoman Linda Thompson will have to battle if she’s going to fend off challenger Laura Padden. 

Pam Haley faces gun rights proponent and ‘Constitutionalist’ in race to retain Spokane Valley council seat

Spokane Valley voters will have three very different options for City Council position No. 5.