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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. 20, 2019: Spokane Council President Candidate Cindy Wendle

Cindy Wendle

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we feature the Spokane City Council President race with businesswoman Cindy Wendle and Councilman Breean Beggs. Both hope to replace the two-term incumbent, Ben Stuckart. We heard last time from Beggs. Today, Steve Jackson talks with Cindy Wendle.

Cindy Wendle is a Pullman native. She attended the University of Washington, then married into the family that owns the Wendle automotive dealership. She has worked in banking and now owns and manages Northtown Square.

Hear all of our 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.