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Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart running for Congress

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Ben Stuckart, President of the Spokane City Council, is announcing his intention to run for 5th Congressional District representative in the special election to replace Representative McMorris Rodgers. Ben Stuckart, President of the Spokane City Council, is announcing his intention to run for 5th Congressional District representative in the special election to replace Representative McMorris Rodgers.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

With the appointment of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers as the Secretary of the Interior by President-elect Trump, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart announce on Friday he will run for the 5th Congressional District representative in a special election to replace McMorris Rodgers. 

I will represent the interests of Eastern Washington residents – not the political philosophy of powerful D.C. elites," Stuckart said in a press release. "We need elected leaders who get things done for all of us.  The people of the 5th district have been left behind for far too long.”  

Stuckart said his campaign will focus on "returning the role of Congressional representation back to local priorities, jobs and the economy, instead of national political philosophy."

Stuckart has been Council President for the City of Spokane since 2012, and served on the City Council prior to that. 

Stuckart, if elected, would be the first 5th Congressional district Democrat elected since Tom Foley, who rose to become Speaker of the US House of Representatives. 

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