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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Candidate profiles

John G.  Kallas

Personal: Married to Carlotta, grown twin daughters.

Employment: Law enforcement officer for 21 years, including gang and narcotics detective in Tukwila for 10 years, and 12 years with Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Education: Bachelor's degree in police science and administration, Washington State University; West Valley High School graduate.

Political History: Unsuccessful bids for 4th District state representative seat in 1998 and 2000.

Issues: Enhance public safety. Improve and maintain roads. Protect aquifer. No new taxes.

Finances: None reported.

Top priority after taking office: Find a city manager.


Resume

13724 E. Ninth, Spokane, WA 99216

Education

  • 1970 graduate of West Valley High School.
  • 1974 graduate of Washington State University; bachelor of science in police science and administration.

    Professional

  • Retired police officer.
  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy and county crime analysis intelligence officer, 1975 to 1987.
  • Tukwila Police Department, 1987 to 1996. Sea-Tac strip, narcotics-vice-
  • gambling-gang detective.
  • Douglass Mgt. Co., management, 1996 to 2002.
  • Spokane Valley White Elephant Store, sales, present.

    Boards and committees

  • Vice chairman of Spokane County Democratic Central Committee.
  • Executive board of Spokane Walleye Club.
  • Precinct committee officer.
  • Member of citizens advisory committee, Spokane River Basin.
  • Executive board of Spokane chapter NAACP.
  • Former president of Steelworkers Local 911.
  • Member of Central Valley School District Public Safety Committee.

    Memberships

  • National Rifle Association
  • Washington Conservation Voters
  • Washington State Retired Deputy-Police Officers Association.


    Cover letter

    Plenty of goals, no nonsense


    I am a third generation Valleyite, known as a ``no-nonsense'' politician who fights for citizens rights in dealing with government issues. I practice the virtues of fairness, equality, and accountability. Most important, I will be elected not because of special interest group campaign money, but because of trust and integrity issues that my constituents expect from a ``candidate of the people.'' My goal is to accomplish the following priorities: To enhance public Safety Services so that citizens are encouraged to call the Police, instead of discouraged to do so.

    To improve and continually maintain roads. To encourage economic development by attracting new businesses, protecting existing businesses, which will provide livable wage jobs to citizens.

    To protect our air, water, and expecially, the aquifer.

    To provide social services to our citizens.

    I support building more community and senior citizen centers. My agenda includes continual communication between citizens, the business community and myself so I can make decisions based on input from my constituents. I am a fiscally responsible person and foresee initially contracting with Spokane County for major existing services, until a healthy balanced budget dictates change. Permit processing must be streamlined. Unlike other council members, I will propose ``no new taxes.''

    My extensive Law Enforcement experience, political background, and involvement with citizen groups, will benefit our new city and its constituents. I promise that under my terms, ``A Government of the People and by the People shall prevail!''

    Thank you for your vote.

    Respectfully,

    John G. Kallas
    Candidate for City Council Position 3



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