Education: Graduated from North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, Washington, in 2002. Earned a bachelor's degree in history in 2008 from Eastern Washington University. Received a master's degree in educational psychology in 2011 from Northern Arizona University. Has a leadership certificate from Whitworth University.
Political experience: None.
Work experience: Co-owner of Briscoe Construction. Used to manage residence halls at Eastern Washington University, Northern Arizona University and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Co-founder of Spokane Ladies Business Community, a coaching and networking group for women who own or operate businesses.
Family: Married to Jeff Briscoe. Has three kids.
Fundraising: Has raised nearly $13,500 as of Sept. 26. Notable donors include Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick and Spokane County Sheriff John Nowels.
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Woodard thumped by Merkel in Spokane Valley City Council race; Hattenburg holds large lead over Chase
Arne Woodard, the longest serving city councilman in Spokane Valley’s brief history, lost to Al Merkel by 30 percentage points.
City Council candidates Thursday night debated major Spokane Valley issues at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center.
From staff reports
The two conservatives are both making their first runs for office.
Jessica Yaeger, a political rookie who works in senior care, has advanced to the general election in the race for Spokane Valley City Council. But it’s not yet certain who her opponent will be November.
MMA fighter, construction company owner and a senior care specialist vie for Valley City Council seat
Adam “Smash” Smith, Rachel Briscoe and Jessica Yaeger all hope to succeed Brandi Peetz on the City Council.
Three Spokane Valley City Council seats are up for grabs this year, and all three races offer plenty of intrigue.