Chris Jordan to run for Spokane County Commissioner in District 1

Chris Jordan to run for Spokane County Commissioner in District 1
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SPOKANE, Wash. — Assistant Attorney General Chris Jordan formally announced his plans to run for Spokane County Commissioner in District 1 on Wednesday. 

Representing the Democratic party, the Spokane native has his candidacy endorsed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, former state senator Lisa Brown, state senator Andy Billig and state representatives Marcus Riccelli and Timm Ormsby. 

“I believe new voices are needed in Spokane County leadership,” Jordan said in a video statement shared on social media. “I’ve seen up close the challenges too many families face in our community. I want to work together as a region to focus on prevention, and create the conditions for middle and working class families to thrive.”

Jordan previously worked as a court litigator for six years, focusing on child’s safety in Spokane through the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Jordan worked to pass the Homeless Children Education Act with Republicans and Democrats, which helps address student homelessness.

Jordan is the grandson of Jack Spring, a former Spokane athlete who pitched in the MLB.

“I am a proven problem-solver and advocate for change, with deep Spokane roots, and a passion for serving our community,” Jordan said. “If elected, I will fight to make mental health and drug treatment services more accessible and childcare more affordable. Let’s build a region where every child and family has a fair shot to thrive and build a life of dignity.”

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