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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f4250000Coverage of the 2019 Elections in Spokane and around the Inland Northwest region. Election coverage underwriter

Inland Journal, Oct. 19, 2019: Spokane Council President Candidate Breean Beggs

Breean Beggs

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we turn to the Spokane City Council President race. It features Councilman Breean Beggs and businesswoman Cindy Wendle. Both hope to replace the two-term incumbent, Ben Stuckart. We’ll go in alphabetical order. So, today, Steve Jackson will interview Beggs; next time, he’ll talk with Wendle.

Breean Beggs attended Whitworth University and the University of Washington law school. He serves as an attorney in private practice, focusing on social justice, once serving as director of the Center for Justice. He was appointed to the city council in early 2016, then won an election in 2017 to keep his South District seat. If we loses this race, he will still hold that seat.

Hear the interviews with candidates for Spokane and Spokane Valley city offices at the Spokane Public Radio website. You can click on the regional news tab and then on Election 2019, or go to the Inland Journal page. Or you can listen to them by subscribing to the Inland Journal podcast in Apple podcasts, NPR One or Google Play.


Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. Steve has done various on air shifts at the station, including nearly 15 years as the local Morning Edition host. Currently, he is the voice of local weather and news during All Things Considerd, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. Aside from SPR, Steve ,who lives in the country, enjoys gardening, chickens, playing and listening to music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.