City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 1995. Started an associate degree in fine art but left school for a position with AmeriCorps.
Work experience: Worked with the Lands Council as program outreach director from 2003 to 2008. Worked with Futurewise as the Eastern Washington program director from 2006 to 2021. Worked briefly as a Pilates instructor. Volunteers at the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant.
Political experience: Was a finalist for an appointment to the City Council in 2014, though Councilwoman Karen Stratton was selected for the position. Has served on the Washington State Cooper Jones Active Transportation Safety Council, the Spokane Regional Transportation Council Board, the City of Spokane Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Committee, the City of Spokane Infill Steering Committee, the Spokane County Shoreline Advisory Group, the Spokane County Water Advisory Group, the City of Spokane Shoreline Steering Committee, the City of Spokane Valley Shoreline Advisory Group, and the Community Assembly Pedestrian Transportation and Traffic Committee. Served as president of the Spokane Regional Food Policy Council.
Family: Married to Rick Eichstaedt. Two children.
Political donations: Reported to have raised more than $67,700 as of Oct. 5. Klitzke also has loaned her campaign about $6,100. Top donors include Sharon Smith and Don Barbieri of the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund and the Spokane Firefighters Union Political Action Committee. She has also received donations from mayoral candidate Lisa Brown and the Washington state Democratic Central Committee.
Conservatives have held less and less sway on the Spokane City Council since losing the majority in 2013, but after voters elected a more progressive slate of members in November the two remaining right-leaning council members who represent northeast Spokane feel they’ve almost entirely lost their influence.
The Spokane City Council returned to work Monday after an end-of-year recess, and its returning and newly elected members say they have big plans for the year ahead.
Lisa Brown was sworn in Wednesday night at a ceremony at the downtown Central Library, five days before she formally takes office as mayor of Spokane.
Spokane County formally certified the 2023 election Tuesday, making official results that became evident weeks ago.
Spokane city leaders are in the midst of debating a thorny political question: What’s the best way to ask voters for higher taxes?
Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has conceded the election to mayor-elect Lisa Brown, who leads the incumbent by nearly 3,000 votes as of Monday night.
Spokane voters overwhelmingly approved major restrictions on camping in Tuesday’s election. But they also backed four of the five candidates who opposed those restrictions.
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.