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Back Biviano for change

Aug. 14, 2016 Updated Tue., Aug. 16, 2016 at 8:21 a.m.

Since the 2012 county commissioner race, a lot has happened. Some good has occurred - “We the people” prevented a rigged process that would have set former County Commissioner Todd Mielke up for life as county CEO. This would have had a long-term devastating effect on county finances and cemented a quid pro quo for developers and the chamber of commerce.

With a change of commissioners, more good is possible. With Mielke continuing his revolving door career by taking the CEO position at Greater Spokane Inc. (chamber of commerce) and his friend, Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn, up for re-election, now is the time to change the current pointedly downtown Spokane city-centric dynamic.

French and O’Quinn hail directly from the heart of GSI. All these folks have put the special interests of commerce (think the 1 percent) over everything else, resulting in sprawl, lost revenue and backdoor deals.

Our county needs someone who can represent our county, not Spokane’s elite. It’s time for someone who will shine a light on backdoor dealings and questionable expenditures. If you want transparent government, not wheeler dealers, cast your vote for Andrew Biviano for county commissioner.

Bonnie Mager, former Spokane County Commissioner


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