City: Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: East Valley High School graduate and has an associate degree from Spokane Falls Community College
Work experience: Owner of The Black Diamond, a bar and pool hall in Spokane Valley. Formerly worked at the Fairchild Air Force Base with the Washington Air National Guard as a fuel systems journeyman with the rank of technical sergeant.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Single. Has two children.
Campaign fundraising: Raised $6,400 as of Oct. 11, including a $5,000 loan given to himself. Contributors include Republican 4th Legislative District Rep. Bob McCaslin ($50), Spokane Valley City Councilman Rod Higgins’ wife Gloria Higgins ($50), vocal John Birch Society member and former Spokane Valley City Councilman Caleb Collier ($100), and Republican 4th Legislative District Rep. Rob Chase ($100). Fenton’s largest donation comes from Brian Weitzel ($200).
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
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.