City: Spokane, Washington
His words: "I’ve been going to the City Council meetings since January. And I don't agree with the direction the city seems to be taking. There's a supermajority, rather than an honest, balanced kind of council."
His pitch: Savage, who moved back to Spokane after coursework toward a degree in political science, philosophy and economics at Western Washington University, said he believes city lawmakers should be more in touch with their neighborhoods. He described himself as a "classic liberal" and said he favors less government regulation as a philosophy. As an example, he said the city should have eased restrictions on taxi drivers instead of imposing new regulations on ride-hailing companies, a decision he has a personal stake in as a Lyft operator.
Work experience: Lyft driver after leaving school due to chronic pain issues.
Education: Completed coursework at Western Washington University. Graduated from North Central High School in 2009.
Political experience: Community Assembly representative for the Balboa/South Indian Trail neighborhood. Precinct committee officer for the Spokane County Democratic Party. Member of the Spokane Salary Review commission, the civilian panel that determines pay for elected officials.
Family: Single. Brother and mother live in Spokane.
Neighborhood: Balboa/South Indian Trail
Conservative and progressive choices advanced in both Spokane City Council races on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary.
A wide field of candidates has stepped forward to represent Northwest Spokane on the Spokane City Council.