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Michael Cathcart was born and raised in our Spokane community. He received his B.A. from Montana State University. Today, Michael and his wife Vina along with their son Atlas reside in the Shiloh Hills Neighborhood in Northeast Spokane.
Michael has been blessed to have had a number of great professional opportunities, including as Executive Director of Better Spokane, a pro-business and civic engagement organization; Director of Government Affairs for the Spokane Home Builders Association; and an eye-opening experience seeing first hand how Olympia's policies can make or break a City like ours working for then-Sen. Michael Baumgartner in the Washington State Senate.
Michael currently serves on the Spokane City Council representing Northeast Spokane which includes the Neighborhoods of East Central, Logan, Chief Garry, Minnehaha, Bemis, Whitman, Hillyard, Nevada Heights, and Shiloh Hills.
During his time on the Council, Michael has served as Vice-Chair on the City Council's Public Infrastructure Committee and as a liaison to the Park Board.
Today, In addition to continuing as Chair of both the Police and Firefighter Pension Boards, Michael serves as Chair of the Council's Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chair of the Council's Finance Committee, Chair of the Northeast Public Development Authority for 2022, and Michael has been appointed to the GMA Steering Committee of elected officials.
Al French, Spokane County Commissioner
Josh Kerns, Spokane County Commissioner
Michael Baumgartner, Spokane County Treasurer
Tim Fitzgerald, Spokane County Clerk
Tom Konis, Spokane County Assessor
Ozzie Knezovich, Spokane County Sheriff
Jeff Holy, State Senator (6LD)
Mike Volz, State Representative (6LD)
Jenny Graham, State Representative (6LD)
Mike Padden, State Senator (4LD)
Jonathan Bingle, Spokane City Council
Associated General Contractors
Jim Frank, Greenstone Homes
Michael Allen, former Spokane City Council member
Associated Builders and Contractors
Matt Ewers, IEDS Logistics
Chauncy Welliver, The Hillyard Hammer
Bill Bouten, Bouten Construction
Cyrus Vaughn, Founder, Cyrus O'Leary Pies
Jim and Jamie Warner, Solid Structures
John Knowles, Undersheriff, Spokane County | Candidate for Sheriff
Suzanne Schmidt, Candidate for State Representative (4thLD)
Matthew Pederson, fmr. Mayor Airway Heights
Lynelle Caudill, Davenport Hotels
Tom Power, Retired/Property Manager
Ryan Gee, GEE Automotive
Barry Baker, Baker Construction
Jack Heath, Washington Trust Bank
Spokane Home Builders Association