Mayor Nadine Woodward
Spokane REALTORS® have endorsed Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward in her re-election bid. As a proven REALTOR® Champion, Woodward has taken several key steps towards helping create more housing opportunities. Woodward declared Housing Emergency in Spokane, saying “We are at a crossroads in our community… I am taking immediate action to address the critical housing needs in our city.”
That proclamation opened the door to the city’s Housing Action Plan that allows for more flexible zoning opportunities and housing types. Additionally, she has been a strong advocate for housing, lobbying the council to limit expensive hook-up fees, and enhancing the City Planning Department to better streamline projects. LEARN MORE HERE
Kim Plese is a local business leader who recently sold her business Plese Printing. Her family has been in real estate for nearly 100-years. During our interview, Plese demonstrated her understanding of our REALTOR® issues, and has the qualifications to manage the over two dozen workers that report directly to the Spokane City Council. Plese has strong name recognition in Spokane. One note: Plese once worked for the Spokane REALTORS® where she learned her skills in our print operations that led to her local career. LEARN MORE HERE
Councilmember Michael Cathcart has been a powerful advocate for housing issues in Spokane. He worked previously as the director of Better Spokane, and worked for the Spokane Home Builders. He has argued that Spokane needs housing opportunities of all types, and agrees that the City of Spokane is 25% under-built, meaning that one in four families is under housed. We have endorsed his bid for re-election. LEARN MORE HERE
Katey Treloar is a South Hill native, and a graduate of Ferris High School. She holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Gonzaga University. She worked for 9 years as a classroom teacher. She is the Founder of Executive Function Coaching, LLC which helps people overcome the barriers of ADHD and other neurodiverse diagnoses. She helped found the local non-profit Bite-2-Go, which feeds hungry kids when they are not in school. Treloar ran for Spokane School Board in 2019, gaining 46% of the vote. To date, she has raised more contributions that all of the other candidates in this race combined. LEARN MORE HERE
Earl Moore is semi-retired after 37 years of being a Respiratory Therapist, working primarily at Deaconess hospital in Spokane. She still works part time for APREA, and works part time for Hill Rom. Moore has been a neighborhood activist in North Central, and speaks often at City Council meetings. She has demonstrated strong political skills, actively campaigning for other candidates in her community. LEARN MORE HERE
The choice by the REALTORS® Governmental Affairs committee came down to deciding which candidates offer the best chance for creating more housing opportunities for Spokane. Spokane REALTORS® see the lack of housing availability in this city to be among the top issues of our time.