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Public Safety &
1. We have a right to live in a safe community! 2. Hire more officers 3. Institute proactive neighborhood policing 4. Intelligence and asset sharing between police jurisdictions; 5. Seek justice for the victims of crime 6. Courtroom accountability for repeat offenders making us unsafe.
Why I am asking
for your vote:
This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape our new county government and determine how it will operate in the years and likely decades ahead.
The change to a district-only model is what has compelled me to seek this position. I have been unrelenting when it comes to representing my constituents, and without that kind of fighter in County government, our East Spokane community will be left out of important decision-making, such as policies that keep us safe and investments that make us stronger. We must ensure that our East Spokane community is in the most unabashed advocacy position possible.
When I was elected to the City Council, I said I would make public safety a top priority, I would fight for accountability, advocate for more housing options, and demand more transparency from our government. I have kept those promises and many others. I have also learned that without regional cooperation to address many of these regional issues, we will likely never get close to a resolution.
I would truly appreciate your vote so that every day your voice isn't just heard, but you can be confident that someone is actually fighting for you.
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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.
Josh Kerns, Spokane County Commissioner
Tim Fitzgerald, Spokane County Clerk
Ozzie Knezovich, Spokane County Sheriff
Al French, Spokane County Commissioner
Jonathan Bingle, Spokane City Council
Michael Baumgartner, Spokane County Treasurer
Tom Konis, Spokane County Assessor
Jeff Holy, State Senator (6LD)
Mike Volz, State Representative (6LD)
Jenny Graham, State Representative (6LD)
Mike Padden, State Senator (4LD)
Matthew Pederson, fmr. Mayor Airway Heights
Michael Allen, former Spokane City Council member
Brandi Peetz, Spokane Valley Councilwoman
Cris Kaminskas, Liberty Lake Mayor
Washington State Farm Bureau
Spokane Home Builders Association
Associated General Contractors
Tom Power, Retired/Property Manager
Associated Builders and Contractors
Chauncy Welliver, The Hillyard Hammer
Bill Bouten, Bouten Construction
Spokane Association of Realtors
Washington State Independent Auto Dealers
Barry Baker, Baker Construction
Suzanne Schmidt, Candidate for State Representative (4thLD)