Activist to run for Spokane City Council President

Activist to run for Spokane City Council President

The former president of Spokane’s NAACP, Phillip Tyler has announced his campaign for Spokane City Council President. That election for that race is nearly a year away, November 5, 2019.

In a press release sent to KXLY4 News, Tyler says “I am pleased to announce my campaign for the City of Spokane position of Council President, and offer my campaign theme, ‘Positively Spokane.’ I believe that Spokane’s unique challenges will be solved by Spokane’s unique citizens. My theme also is my commitment to running a positive campaign.”

“Over the next campaign year, I look forward to a lot of listening as we explore positively Spokane solutions in the important areas of citizen safety, economic development, homelessness and so many others. My campaign will set the tone for my hopeful service which will decrease the sometimes contentious city council.”

Ben Stuckart is currently serving his 2nd term as Council President. He will run for mayor in 2019.

Earlier this year, abuse accusations were made public, by Tyler’s ex-wives and a former co-worker. He denied the allegations, claiming they were smear tactics.

Tyler currently serves as Crime Prevention and Education Officer at Gonzaga University where he has worked since 2016. Previously, he was employed with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office-Jail Division as a Lieutenant. He enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly after graduating from Joel E. Ferris High School in 1985 and attained an E-5 rank. Tyler is a former President and Vice President of the Spokane NAACP. He is married and is a father of 3.

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