City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Cascade High School in Cascade, Montana. Graduated from Spokane Community College with an associate degree in respiratory therapy.
Work experience: Worked as a respiratory therapist at Deaconess Hospital for 40 years. Served as the president of the Respiratory Care Society of Washington, coordinator of the Better Breathers Club and as a delegate for the American Association for Respiratory Care. Volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank.
Political experience: A member of the Spokane Human Rights Commission.
Family: One adult son and adult daughter-in-law.
Political donations: Raised over $70,700 as of Oct. 5. Top donors include Mark and Pamela Walker of Walker’s Furniture, the Washington Association of Realtors PAC, and various other real estate and developer interests.
Woodward loses ground in second day of counting. Here’s what she would need to overtake Brown in mayoral race
The Spokane mayor race remains too close to call, though Lisa Brown’s lead over incumbent Nadine Woodward grew slightly Thursday with the latest batch of voting results.
Frustrated with the growing issue of visible homelessness and urban blight, Spokane voters have criminalized encampments within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds and licensed child care facilities.
Liberals maintained veto-proof control of the seven-person Spokane City Council, according to early results on election night.
Citywide races in Spokane may be drawing the most money and the most negative ads , but City Council candidates also are facing a deluge of attacks.
This year’s race to represent northwest Spokane on the City Council pits two newcomers to electoral politics who are no strangers to advocating for public policy.
Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward is facing calls for her resignation after she appeared on stage Sunday night and received a blessing and endorsement from former state Rep. Matt Shea, a controversial figure and religious extremist.
Betsy Wilkerson, Kim Plese advance in Spokane City Council president race; Dillon and Treloar, Klitzke and Moore top vote-getters for council
Voters will have the choice between a sitting City Council member and a former private business owner to lead Spokane’s legislative body for the next four years.
Ballots are due Tuesday for the August primary, in which Spokane voters will select the two candidates that will compete for the mayor’s office, positions on the City Council and the Spokane Public School board of directors.
With more than a week to go before the August primary election, fundraising records already are being broken in Spokane races.
The race to represent northwest Spokane is the most crowded local election this year.