Nadine Woodward

Nadine Woodward was a broadcast journalist in Spokane for almost 30 years. Woodward was born in Vancouver, Washington and graduated from the University of Pacific.

Woodward and her husband run a small business for producing legacy and memorial videos, and memory videos for Alzheimer’s patients.

Website: https://www.votenadinewoodward.com/

Contributions: $106,853.05

Expenditures: $26,031.96

Top Donors:

Vernon Hare $2,000

Roxanne Griffiths $2,000

Tracy Barton $2,000

More details about campaign contributions can be found here 

Issues: 

Homelessness 

Our response to homelessness must start with recognizing the dignity and value of every person, and responding with compassion. 

There’s no ‘silver bullet’ to solve homelessness – not least because it’s so bound up with challenges of substance abuse and mental health.

We need to do better, for those suffering homelessness and for everyone else in Spokane. Our downtown should be safe for families and local businesses. We don’t want to fall into duplicating Seattle’s long-term homeless encampments and struggles with criminal vagrancy here in Spokane. 

We need to look carefully at our policies and make sure they are helping people out of homelessness, not perpetuating the problem. We must help meet the desperate, immediate needs of our homeless population, but even more, to guide them to the long term, transformational support that empowers them to change their lives. 

Jobs:

Spokane is undergoing an exciting and visible transformation, with the redevelopment of Riverfront Park, a new medical school, our dynamic life science and healthcare hub and neighborhood revitalizations.

Spokane needs great-paying jobs and opportunities. Our city has world class quality of life, but the median household income is still far below the state and national average. Young people shouldn’t have to look elsewhere for work.

We can and must protect workers without discouraging the creation of new and better jobs.

As a small business owner, I’ll be a champion of policies that make it easy to start and grow businesses. I’ll listen to job creators, and be a strong advocate for smart regulation, fact-based policy making and a vibrant, diversified local economy.

Safe Neighborhoods: 

Public safety should be the top priority of our city government and must receive the first dollar in the city budget – not temporary funding from new tax increases.

Spokane’s property crime rate is more than double Washington state’s average – and that’s only the incidents that people report. We need to give our law enforcement the right tools to fix this problem.

It means more officers on patrol, and more detectives to investigate property crimes. 

 Every state except Washington has provisions for community supervision (parole officers) for repeat property crime offenders. Our police department has repeatedly asked for this tool, and some of the local state legislators have been battling to change state law for several years. We need to work better together, and do more to support their efforts.

Public safety should be the top priority of our city government and must receive the first dollar in the city budget – not temporary funding from new tax increases.

 Spokane’s property crime rate is more than double Washington state’s average – and that’s only the incidents that people report. We need to give our law enforcement the right tools to fix this problem.

 It means more officers on patrol, and more detectives to investigate property crimes. 

 Every state except Washington has provisions for community supervision (parole officers) for repeat property crime offenders. Our police department has repeatedly asked for this tool, and some of the local state legislators have been battling to change state law for several years. We need to work better together, and do more to support their efforts.

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