Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he didn’t give City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin permission to use a picture of him on a campaign mailer for state Senate. Read the rest of this entry
Candidate for Governor, Jay Inslee, recently spoke to community leaders in Spokane. Jay Inslee placed an emphasis on job creation and matching our educational system to the needs of the work force in Washington State. As a U.S. Congressman, Jay helped create millions of jobs accross the country through his vote for the Stimulus Bill. An example right here in Spokane County, is the Demand Energy Project in Liberty Lake.
Rep. Andy Billig had kick-off event for his campaign to the State Senate last Wednesday. Here is a verbatim transcript.
Andy Billig Announces Run for the Washington State Senate
Justice, equality, safety, responsibility, and prosperity . . . those are the things we cherish. My goal in being a Representative is to take those values and put them into action, and you all helped me do that over the last two years. With your help, I was able to go to Olympia and fight for those values and put them into action.
Election night parties are not what they used to be but Tuesday night was a little more than what was expected at The Hamilton Studio (aka Toad Hall). The long ago converted school gym was packed at $10 a head and the crowd was really unexpectedly large so while the food was in short supply the people didn’t seem to mind and the “spirits” kept flowing nicely.
“New comers” were in abundance and rather surprising in such a somber time but maybe that was because of the tough economic conditions. The venue is a great place for many conversations at the same time and they were “animated”. The usual suspects were there too, while a few of the prominent candidates took a pass. Several “non-partisan” city council members were there as well.
The energy level was high for all in attendance. The three most successful candidates were Bonnie Mager, Andy Billig and the real surprise, Frank Malone.
Spokane is the major city in Eastern Washington. For a century, it has been a cultural, economic, and political hub of the Inland Northwest. It was once a railroad town. However, the trains are now few. Our economy has become more centered on light industry and the information economy.
We held the World's Fair in the 70s, and we still host Hoopfest, Pigout in the Park, and the Lilac Festival. If you like small town's that feel big. You will like Spokane.