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Lance Gurel

Accountant Lance Gurel is running for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 3. He is prioritizing green spaces and says that the city should have purchased the Painted Hills Golf Course and developed it into a public park. He supports maintaining the public safety contract with the Spokane County Sheriff's office, while fully staffing the police department and programs like Crisis Response Teams. Gurel has spoken positively about trying to dispel Spokane Valley's reputation for extreme ideologies and bigotry and wants to see the city take a stand against hatred.

Tim Hattenburg

Retired teacher Tim Hattenburg is running for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 6 to improve growth management, transparency on the council, and public safety. He served on the Spokane County Library District Board for a decade. Hattenburg is concerned with the way that the current council is being run, stating that he believes council members make up their minds on issues without weighing all the evidence or carefully considering their constituents.

Tim Hattenburg

Retired teacher Tim Hattenburg is running for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 6 to deal with rapid growth, increase transparency on the council, and improve public safety. He served on the Spokane County Library District Board for a decade. Hattenburg is concerned with the way that the current council is being run, stating that he believes councilmembers make up their minds on issues without weighing all the evidence or carefully considering their constituents. Hattenburg has explicitly called on Rep.

Lance Gurel

Accountant Lance Gurel is running for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 3. He is prioritizing green spaces and says that the city should have purchased the Painted Hills Golf Course and developed it into a public park. He supports maintaining the public safety contract with the Spokane County Sheriff's office, while fully staffing the police department and programs like Crisis Response Teams. Gurel has spoken positively about trying to dispel Spokane's Valley's reputation for extreme ideologies and bigotry and wants to see the city take a stand against hatred.

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson is running for Spokane Valley City Council Position 7. Thompson has been the executive director of the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council for nearly 25 years and has volunteered with numerous community organizations. Thompson is focused on ensuring that the city improves roads and utilities. While Thompson is a moderate candidate, her experience and priorities prove that she can lead Spokane Valley in a practical direction. Thompson is running against candidate Mike Munch, who has a far-right agenda. Linda Thompson is the clear choice in this race.

Ben Wick

Ben Wick is an IT Manager at Spokane Industries, the owner of a local community newspaper, and a former 2011 city council member. Wick has been involved in a large number of community organizations, including as current chair of the Spokane Regional Transportation Council's Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee, as a Kiwanis Club member, and as a former Spokane County Fair Advisory Board Member. Wick is running on a platform of improving transparency on the council and upgrading infrastructure and roads.

Brandi Peetz

Brandi Peetz is an office manager and an engaged community member who has served on the Spokane County Sheriff's Citizen Advisory and Review Board (CAB), the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council, and as the Associated Student Government Vice-President for Spokane Community College. Peetz is focusing on improving community safety and building a community center and marketplace across from city hall. She also wants to implement a detailed city economic plan that focuses on increasing tourism dollars and using a retail improvement strategy.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson is a Spokane Valley native who is defending his doctorate at the University of Otago. He seeks to improve transparency on the council, increase job growth, and conduct more community outreach. His grassroots campaign seeks to improve the lives of working families and revitalize the community's trust in the city council.

He is running against City Council incumbent Rod Higgins who has a conservative voting record on the council. Jackson is the better choice in this race.

Angie Beem

Angie Beem is running for Position 5 on a platform of affordable housing, social equality, and education equality. Beem is currently a consultant, and formerly a microbiology lab specialist and one of the organizers of the Women's March. Beem supports full education funding, increasing affordable housing options, establishing an ethics commission in city hall, and incentivizing clean energy industries to open in Spokane Valley to create sustainable green jobs.

Angie Beem

Angie Beem is running for Position 5 on a platform of affordable housing and social equality. She is a consultant, an organizer of the Women's March, and a former microbiology lab technician. Beem supports full education funding, rezoning vacant lots to create more affordable housing options, and incentivizing clean energy industries to open in Spokane Valley to create sustainable jobs.

Beem is running against Pamela Haley, Rocky Samson, and Ingemar Woods. Beem is the best choice in this race.