City: Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from East Valley High School in 2000. Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in computer science in 2004.
Work experience: Works in IT, purchasing, shipping, receiving and production scheduling at Spokane Industries. Also owns the Spokane Valley Current and Liberty Lake Splash.
Political experience: Serving his second term on City Council, currently serving as Spokane Valley mayor. (Spokane Valley City Council chooses a mayor from its council members.)
Family: Married to Danica Wick. Has four children.
Campaign fundraising: Raised $15,900 as of Oct. 11, 2021. Wick has given himself $5,300 in in-kind contributions. Contributors include Katie McKay ($1,000), the political action committee of the Inland Northwest chapter of Associated General Contractors of America ($1,000), contractor and Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney's husband Max Kuney ($500) and Spokane Valley City Councilmembers Brandi Peetz ($114.50), Tim Hattenburg ($55) and Linda Thompson ($62.50).
If any homeless shelters do open up in Spokane Valley, they’re probably going to look dramatically different from the ones in Spokane.
Will Spokane Valley voters go for the familiar Wick or the political rookie Fenton, whose bar stayed open in violation of Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Debate moderated by Spokesman-Review reporter Colin Tiernan - featuring the race for Spokane City Council Position 4 between Ben Wick and Brandon Fenton
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.
‘A great time for our city’: Wick talks infrastructure, public safety in Spokane Valley State of the City address
Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick said the city’s in a great place coming out of the pandemic.
Four candidates will appear on the primary ballot in August for Spokane Valley City Council Position No. 1, but only two appear to be actively campaigning.
Spokane Valley lawmakers have outlined the framework for a new stakeholder group to help officials determine how much to invest into citywide road maintenance.
Spokane Valley City Council passes emergency moratorium on some residential development over code loophole
Spokane Valley City Council has put an emergency moratorium on some residential development for a year, saying the city received complaints that developers have taken advantage of a loophole in recently passed regulations to build multifamily housing in areas where only single family homes are allowed.
Plans paused for Spokane-area young adult homeless shelter as cities can’t – or won’t – allow it in their borders
Plans for a young adult homeless shelter have stalled after Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward refused to allow it to be located within city limits.
Two Spokane Valley City Council members say they won’t vote for budget over disagreement on street repairs
At least two council members say they won’t vote for Spokane Valley’s 2021 budget, saying the city council needs to find a sustainable way for the city to maintain its streets. Over the past five years revenue sources the city has traditionally depended on have waned and the city has had too find other sources, such as rollover revenue from economic boom years.