A Victory for All of Spokane
Spokane has turned a corner. Spokane’s voters disproved two myths – the myth of the “one-term” mayor and the myth that Spokane is stuck in a rut.
On November 3, the people resoundingly decided to make Spokane the City of Choice, to making Spokane safer, smarter, and stronger – to making Spokane Our Town.
I am thrilled and honored to accept the voters’ decision to allow me to serve four more years as your Mayor.
In that spirit, I want to thank not just those who helped me – but also those who voted against me. I promised to be a mayor for all the people of Spokane and that’s what I intend to do in this second term.
This election was not about keeping Our Town in a steady state – it was about moving Spokane forward, continuing to build upon the progress we’ve already made.
I know we have work to do. I read the Facebook posts and comments in the newspaper. Not all of it was very polite – but I could hear a constant message – we want our city to provide hope and opportunity not just for the prosperous but also for those who are struggling.
We want good schools and skills training; we want good family wage jobs. We want the ability to invest and expand small businesses.
I’m committed to working with Council President Stuckart and all the members of the City Council, with our unions, and with businesses and community groups – to keep moving to make our city an attractive place to build and grow. Let’s leave the political rhetoric to people in DC and Olympia and just roll up our sleeves to work together for Our Town.
I want to thank the many people who work tirelessly for Our Town:
And last but certainly not least, words cannot express how grateful I am for the support of my wife Kristin and our family – without them I would be nothing.
We have some big challenges facing us. I’m going to be reaching out to everyone to give me your best ideas about how we should move Spokane forward and keep the community involved.
We want to make Spokane the City of Choice – where people will choose to live, to move here, to invest in jobs and to raise their families.
This is Our Town, and I can't wait to spend the next four years making it the City of Choice!