Bio: Ben Stuckart is the current Spokane City Council President. He was born and raised in Spokane and went to Gonzaga University.

Following college, Stuckart worked for Ticketswest where he worked for the Oakland Raiders and the Sydney Olympics.

Website: https://www.benstuckart.com/

Contributions: $70,025.16

Expenditures: $ 40,999.58

Top Donors: 

Ben Stuckart $3,370

Spokane Firefighters Union PAC $2,000

Mary Anne Stuckart $2,000

More details about campaign contributions can be found here 

Issues: 

Building Community and Expanding Housing Opportunities 

Address root cause of homeless, not just treat the symptoms any longer.

Establish a Housing Trust Fund that will assist in the development of affordable housing to create 100 more units in our community per year, housing an additional 300 people. 

Get aggressive on abandoned homes, their lenders, and the blight that brings down neighboring property values.

Fight against federal efforts to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant and HOME dollars program that serves thousands of citizens in our city.

Living Wage Jobs and Business Expansion:

Continue the targeted investment program by expanding to new burgeoning areas.

Partner with our neighborhood business associations

Improve partnerships with the City’s business improvement districts (BIDs).

Invest more time and resource to long term city planning

Invest in job training and employment programs that give our citizens an opportunity to earn a living, get back on their feet, and help their families break the cycle of poverty.

Work with our state legislators to create an incentive for owners of surface parking lots to develop their property into something with a better use for the general public.

Public Safety: 

Commit to sustainable public safety staffing levels while taking a holistic look at improving community safety.

Establish Community Court as a permanent court and adequately fund the entire Municipal Court

Downtown nuisance issues should all be referred to Community Court.

Empower the Office of Police Ombudsman

Evaluate the costs and benefits of bringing ambulance service back under control of a professional and capable Spokane Fire Department.

Address recidivism by providing job and housing opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals

Resist federal efforts to unconstitutionally preempt local law.

Endorsements: 

Full list here

Spokane County Democrats

Washington Conservation Voters

Spokane Regional Labor Council

Spokane Tribe of Indians

United Food & Commerical Workers Local 1439

Boilermakers Local 242

Ironworkers District Council of the Pacific Northwest

International Union of Elevator Constructors Local Union 19

International Association Fire Fighters Local 452

Laborers International Union of North America Local 238

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302

Spokane Fire Fighters Local 29

Service Employees International Union 1199

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 55

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFSCME 270

3rd Legislative District Democrats

Spokane County Young Democrats

FUSE Washington