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Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Candidate profiles

Janine   Eldredge-Underdahl

Personal: Age 41, married.

Employment: Group customer retention manager, Appleway Automotive Group.

Education: Graduated Memorial High School, Newark, Calif., attended Ohloni College, Fremont, Calif.

Political history: First run for office.

Issues: Bring a new outlook to the new city government.

Finances: No contributions reported, plans to spend no more than $3,500, accept no contributions over $300.

Top priority after taking office: Achieving "quality service that's cost effective."


14616 E. Sixth Ave., Spokane, WA 99216


  • To tirelessly serve the citizens of the Spokane Valley, keeping an open mind to all ideas and points of view and to help create a new city government that will benefit all Spokane Valley residents.

    Summary of qualifications

  • Dedicated and fair team leader, known for taking initiative to address issues and develop solutions.
  • Strong leadership abilities, have lead dealership management toward the changes needed to improve customer relations policies and procedures.
  • Possess strong ability to be objective and open minded when presented with new ideas, plans and other's view's.
  • Ability to listen, show empathy and patience towards people with concerns.
  • Skilled in building and maintaining excellent relationships with senior managers, team members and customers alike.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, strong skills in time management, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Interpersonal, administrative and networking skills.
  • Motivated self-starter, able to spark interest and take initiative.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

    Professional experience

  • 1992-Present
  • Group Customer Retention Manager, The Appleway Automotive Group, Spokane Valley.
  • Oversee and dedicated to customer satisfaction within all seven franchises. Work with management and staff to establish accountability and authority of all employees to satisfy customers.

    Cover letter

    I will stay focused on needs, concerns
    My name is Janine Eldredge-Underdahl, I was born in Spokane and raised in the California Bay Area. I've been married to my wonderful husband Andy, for three years and have two''furry'' kids.

    I have worked for the Appleway Automotive Group in the Spokane Valley for over 10 years as a Group Customer Retention Manager. What inspires me to pursue a seat on the Spokane Valley City Council is the opportunity to bring a refreshing outlook to our new city.

    I'm an average citizen like the majority of our residence and feel I could best represent the Spokane Valley people. I have been a Valley resident for 14 years and in that time, I have witnessed many changes to our city.

    As the Valley becomes its own entity, I feel it is vital to give these changes concise and clear-cut attention. In Council seat 6, I intend to stay focused on the needs and concerns of our Valley residents, as it is we, that will control these changes, great and small.

    I don't claim to have all the answers but the ability to be objective and open minded. As a contributor to our community, I feel its time to get involved and speak up for my peers who have the same concerns I do. Thank you for your support, Vote Janine Eldredge-Underdahl, a New Voice the Best Choice!

    Janine Eldredge-Underdahl
    Candidate for City Council Position 6

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