Regional Election 2021

Courtesy of Jonathan Bingle

This week we're continuing our series profiling Spokane City Council candidates who expect to file for office in three weeks.

Jonathan Bingle owns an events business, which has been on hold most of the pandemic.

SPR City Council Interviews: Jonathan Bingle

Apr 28, 2021
Courtesy of Jonathan Bingle

This week we’re continuing our series profiling city council candidates running for the open seat in the Northeast, City Council District 1.

Spokane Public Radio’s Rebecca White discusses homelessness, policing, affordable housing and the environment with candidate candidate Jonathan Bingle, who is running for the open District 1 seat. The seat is currently held by Kate Burke, who is not seeking re-election.  

Bingle owns an events business, started a general contracting business during the pandemic and has previously been a pastor. 

SPR City Council Interviews: Naghmana Sherazi

Apr 27, 2021
Courtesy of Naghmana Sherazi

This week we’re continuing our series profiling city council candidates running for the open seat in the Northeast, City Council District 1.

Spokane Public Radio’s Rebecca White discusses homelessness, policing, affordable housing and the environment with candidate Naghmana Sherazi, who is running for the open District 1 seat. The seat is currently held by Kate Burke, who is not seeking re-election.  

Sherazi is a Cytogenetic Technologist and has studied DNA and Chromosones. She also works in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Gonzaga University.

Courtesy of Naghmana Sherazi

This week we're continuing our series profiling Spokane City Council candidates who expect to file for office in three weeks

We’re introducing Naghmana Sherazi.

Sherazi currently works in the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gonzaga University, but is also a scientist. She previously studied chromosomes and DNA to search for cancer and other genetic mutations.

She is an immigrant from Pakistan, is a renter, a working mother and said she knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet.

SPR City Council Interviews: Luc Jasmin III

Apr 26, 2021
Courtesy of Luc Jasmin III.

This week we’re continuing our series profiling city council candidates running for the open seat in the Northeast, City Council District 1.

Spokane Public Radio’s Rebecca White discusses homelessness, policing, affordable housing and the environment with candidate Luc Jasmin, who is running for the open District 1 seat. The seat is currently held by Kate Burke, who is not seeking re-election.  

Courtesy of Luc Jasmin III.

This week we're continuing our series profiling Spokane City Council candidates. We’re focusing on candidates for District 1, which includes most of Northeast Spokane.

We’re introducing Luc Jasmin III.

SPR City Council Interviews: Tyler LeMasters

Apr 20, 2021
Courtesy of Tyler LeMasters

This week we're continuing our series profiling Spokane City Council candidates. Spokane Public Radio's Rebecca White spoke to candidates for District 2, which includes the South Hill, East Central and downtown Spokane.

Tyler LeMasters shared his approach to homelessness, policing, affordable housing and the environment.

LeMasters is running against Betsy Wilkerson. Stories with both candidates are airing this week and interviews are posted online. 

Courtesy of Tyler LeMasters

This week we’re profiling candidates for Spokane City Council’s South City Council District. There are two. We’re introducing, Tyler LeMasters.

Courtesy of Betsy Wilkerson

This week we’re profiling candidates for Spokane City Council’s South City Council District. Today, we’re introducing incumbent for District 2, Betsy Wilkerson.

Wilkerson has been a Spokane City Council member since she was appointed in late 2019. She also owns an assisted living facility and is the president of the board for the Carl Maxey Center.

If voters retain her, she said she plans to keep advocating for a collaborative, and inclusive city leadership, and seeking insight from under-represented community members.

SPR City Council Interviews: Betsy Wilkerson

Apr 19, 2021
Courtesy of Betsy Wilkerson

Spokane Public Radio reporter Rebecca White has been sitting down with candidates for Spokane City Council.

This week we're talking to candidates for District 2, which includes the South Hill, East Central and downtown Spokane. Rebecca White discussed homelessness, policing, affordable housing and the environment with candidate Betsy Wilkerson, who is running to retain her seat.

Wilkerson is running against Tyler LeMasters. Interviews and stories with both candidates will air this week and be posted online.

SPR City Council Interviews: Mike Lish

Apr 16, 2021
Courtesy of Mike Lish

This week Spokane Public Radio is interviewing every city council candidate from the city's Northwest district.

City Council District 3 Candidate Mike Lish and reporter Rebecca White discuss economic recovery, homelessness, affordable housing, public safety and environmental policy. Interviews with her opponents, Lucrecia "Lu" Hill, Christopher Savage, Karen Kearney and Zack Zappone will be posted this week.

Courtesy of Mike Lish

This week, we’re interviewing people who have announced their candidacy for Spokane city council. We're focusing on the five candidates in the Northwest district.

Mike Lish is the owner of D’Lish’s hamburgers, a company his parents founded in the 1990s.  He is a life-long resident of Spokane and critical of the city’s approach to homelessness.

Courtesy of Lucrecia Hill

This week, we’re interviewing people who have announced their candidacy for Spokane city council. We're focusing this week on the five candidates in the Northwest district. Today, Rebecca White introduces us to Lucrecia “Lu” Hill.

Hill grew up in Hillyard. She's a yoga teacher, consultant and owner of several cannabis brands.

SPR City Council Interviews: Lucrecia "Lu" Hill

Apr 15, 2021
Courtesy of Lucrecia Hill

This week Spokane Public Radio is interviewing every city council candidate from the city's Northwest district.

City Council District 3 Candidate Lucrecia "Lu" Hill and reporter Rebecca White discuss economic recovery, homelessness, affordable housing, public safety and environmental policy. Interviews with her opponents, Christopher Savage, Mike Lish, Karen Kearney and Zack Zappone will be posted this week.

Restaurant host Christopher Savage is one of five candidates vying for an open city council seat in Northwest Spokane.

  

He’s currently a host at Pool’s Public House and previously worked as a Lyft Driver.

 

Savage is also a board member for Spokane Meals on Wheels and has served on various boards for the city, including the salary commission and a water conservation board.

 

SPR City Council Interviews: Christopher Savage

Apr 14, 2021
Courtesy of Christopher Savage

This week Spokane Public Radio is interviewing every city council candidate from the city's Northwest district.

City Council District 3 Candidate Christopher Savage and reporter Rebecca White discuss economic recovery, homelessness, affordable housing, public safety and environmental policy. Interviews with his opponents, Lucrecia "Lu" Hill, Mike Lish, Karen Kearney and Zack Zappone will be posted this week.

SPR City Council Interviews: Karen Kearney

Apr 13, 2021
Courtesy of Karen Kearney

This week Spokane Public Radio is talking with every city council candidate from the city's Northwest district.

City Council District 3 Candidate Kearney and reporter Rebecca White discuss economic recovery, homelessness, affordable housing, public safety and the environment. Interviews with her opponents, Lucrecia "Lu" Hill, Mike Lish, Christopher Savage and Zack Zappone will be posted over the course of this week.

Courtesy of Karen Kearney

This week, we begin a series of profiles with people who have announced their candidacy for Spokane city council. We'll focus this week on the five candidates in the Northwest district, starting today with Karen Kearney.

Courtesy of Zack Zappone

This week, we begin a series of thumbnail sketches with people who have announced their candidacy for Spokane city council seats. We'll focus this week on the five candidates in the Northwest district, starting Monday with Zack Zappone.  

SPR City Council Interviews: Zack Zappone

Apr 12, 2021
Courtesy of Zack Zappone

This week Spokane Public Radio is talking with every city council candidate from the city's Northwest district.

City Council District 3 Candidate Zack Zappone and reporter Rebecca White discuss economic recovery, homelessness, affordable housing, public safety and the environment. Interviews with his opponents, Lucrecia "Lu" Hill, Mike Lish, Christopher Savage and Karen Kearney will be posted over the course of this week.