Spokane Home Builders Association Announces 2019 Endorsed Candidates

By August 20, 2019Blog

At the August meeting, the Spokane Home Builders Association Board of Directors confirmed candidate endorsements for races in the cities of Liberty Lake, Spokane, and Spokane Valley. These decisions were made after reviewing candidate questionnaires, their literature, and discussing their interviews and viability. All but three races were decided in June, but since the Primary election has concluded, here is the updates list of our endorsed candidates:

City of Liberty Lake:

  • Mayor – Steve Peterson
  • Position 1 – Phil Folyer

City of Spokane

  • Mayor – Nadine Woodward
  • City Council President – Cindy Wendle
  • District 1, Position 1 – Michael Cathcart
  • District 3, Position 1 – Andy Rathbun

City of Spokane Valley

  • Position 2 – Michelle Rasmussen
  • Position 3 – Arne Woodard
  • Position 6 – Bo Tucker


After being appointed to the 13th Legislative District’s 2nd Representative position last year, Representative Alex Ybarra is running to retain his seat. The SHBA and the Central Washington Home Builders Association (CWHBA) have endorsed Ybarra’s bid to stay in the legislature.

If you live in an area where any of these candidates are running, please consider looking them up and giving them your vote in the General election. For questions, contact Kieran Sprague, Government Affairs Director, at ksprague@shba.com or 509-532-4990.