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Brandon Fenton

A candidate for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 4, City of Spokane Valley in the 2021 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 3

Age: 40

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).

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ben Wick 8,915 60.34%
Brandon Fenton 4,450 30.12%
Christopher Ingraham 735 4.97%
Mark McManus 675 4.57%

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