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SHBA Announces Endorsements for City Council

The Spokane Home Builders Association PAC has announced their endorsements for the Spokane, Spokane Valley, Deer Park, and Moses Lake City Council races. In Spokane, they have endorsed Jonathan Bingle and Mike Lish. For Spokane Valley, Pam Haley and Laura Padden. In Deer Park, Hazel McGillivray, Jason Upchurch and Richard Schut. In Moses Lake, Dustin Swartz and Mark Fancher.

All of the candidates running in each race were invited to an in-person interview, with members from the Board of Directors and the SHBA PAC to explain their vision for the future of their respective districts. The endorsements were then made unanimously by the Board of Directors.

“Our mission is to ‘promote, protect and educate in order to create attainable housing options for our community,’”Joel White, Executive Officer of SHBA, said. “These candidates share that vision and we believe they are best suited to lead in a time when we so desperately need it.”

SHBA engages in advocacy in two primary ways. First through the Government Affairs Committee, by supporting legislation that builds these communities, monitoring building, permit, and impact fee activity in various jurisdictions, and by keeping local government accountable to promote timely and efficient building and planning activity. Second through the Political Action Committee, by recruiting, training, and supporting pro-housing candidates to elected office who will support housing and economic growth.

SHBA endorses candidates who support the American dream of home ownership and want to provide an economic environment in which a wide variety of attainable housing options exist in the community.

“With the current housing crisis, now more than ever, we need good partners who will help bring homeownership, and economic opportunities, to our community,” said Government Affairs Director, Isaiah Paine. “We need elected officials who will provide solutions and we’ve endorsed those candidates today.”

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