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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Candidate profiles

Richard   Munson

Personal 59, married to Janet, three grown children.

Employment

Assistant vice president investments, stockbroker with US Bancorp Piper Jaffray for 16 years. Worked as a stockbroker for Dean Whitter for nine years and adjunct professor of economics for Spokane Community College for 10 years.

Education

Master's in business management, University of Arkansas; bachelor's in political science, San Jose State University.

Political History

Active in politics since 1980. Served as campaign treasurer for U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt. Precinct committee officer.

Issues

Negotiating performance-based contracts for the new city. Contract with the Spokane County sheriff's office for law enforcement and continue current fire service.

Finances

$3,899 in contributions as of Sept. 9.

Top priority after taking office

"Public safety."


Resume

12404 E. 27th Ave., Spokane, WA 99216

Personal

  • Age-59
  • Married for 37 years to Janet Munson, a teacher in the Central Valley School District.
  • Three grown children, Wendy, Lisa and Mark. All three attended CV schools.

    Education

  • 1966, BA from San Jose State University in Political Science
  • 1974, MS from University of Arkansas in Business Management

    Work Experience

  • 1966-1977: U.S. Air Force. Intelligence Officer serving in Okinawa, Vietnam and the United Kingdom.
  • 1977-1993: United States Air Force Reserves. Recalled to active duty for Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Served as the Commanding Officer of Intelligence Reserve Detachment 34, located at Fairchild AFB. Rank at Retirement, Lt. Colonel
  • 1977-1986: Stock Broker in Spokane with Dean Witter.
  • 1986-Present: Assistant Vice President, Investments (stock Broker) with USBancorp Piper Jaffray.
  • 1986-1996: Adjunct professor of Economics, Spokane Community College.
  • 1993-Present: Chairman of the Spokane County Board of Equalization.

    Community Involvement

  • Boy Scout Leader, Pack and Troop 424, Spokane Valley
  • Valley youth soccer coach and referee for over 10 years.
  • Helped found the Valley Adult Jack and Jill soccer league.
  • Active in Rotary and will serve as the President of Club 21 during the 2003-4 year.
  • Precinct Officer for his neighborhood
  • Active in local, state and national politics since 1980.


    Cover letter

    'Series of challenging opportunities'
    I believe you should vote for me because I bring a wealth of life, business and leadership experience to the office of City Councilman.

    I serve as the chairman of the Spokane County Board of Equalization, so I know about real estate and taxes. I am a retired Air Force officer where I was in command of various units for over half of my 28 years of service.

    I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Business Management. I taught economics at SCC for 10 years. I have lived in the Valley for over 25 years, have built a successful business as a stockbroker and raised two beautiful daughters and a son.

    I view the job of establishing the City of Spokane Valley as a series of challenging opportunities. These opportunities include providing the highest level of public safety possible, living within the tax revenue base that currently exists, insuring the new city government is civil, compassionate and accountable to all the citizens of the city, and providing a government structure that works as a partnership between it's citizens, business and government.

    Public service is a trust that demands honesty, integrity and accountability of those who serve. These challenges require leaders who have a vision and are willing to work hard to achieve success. I am one of those leaders, and I ask you for the opportunity to serve.

    Richard M. Munson
    Candidate for City Council Position 5



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