Lisa Brown

City of Spokane - Mayor

Elected Experience
State Representative 1993-1997; State Senator 1997-2012

Other Professional Experience
Chancellor of WSU Spokane 2013 - 2017; Director of Washington State Department of Commerce 2019 - 2022

B.A. Economics, University of Illinois 1978; Ph.D. Economics, University of Colorado 1986

Community Service
Former Board Member: YWCA Spokane, Spokane County United Way, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Spokane University District Public Development Authority, Havermale Community Advisory Board, Spokane Public Schools Early Learning Advisory Committee, and Washington State Early Learning Commission. Volunteer Service: Spokane Food Fighters; Spokane River Cleanup

Lisa is the experienced leader we need for Spokane. She brings people together and finds common ground and resources to get things done. From Crosswalk to the Fox Theater to the WSU Medical School, she leads on issues that benefit our families, neighborhoods and economy. The numbers on homelessness, crime, police response, potholes, and budget reserves have all moved in the wrong direction the last four years. There is too much turnover and conflict in city hall. Lisa will bring diverse voices, small businesses and neighborhoods together, and we will improve public safety, streets, affordable housing and economic opportunity.

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