Citizens to elect DIANA WILHITE |  4th District State Representative | P.O. Box 14932 | Spokane Valley, Washington | 99214-0932
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Wilhite Announces for the State Legislature

Former Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite announced today that she is throwing her red, white and blue bonnet into the race for the 4th District State Representative seat.  Wilhite, a conservative Republican, has been an active member of the community ever since the family moved to Spokane Valley in 1979.  Politically, Wilhite has served as Vice Chair and District Leader of the Spokane County Republican Party and has been a Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) for over 25 years. As a resident of Spokane Valley and the 4h Legislative District, Wilhite brings a conservative, reasoned approach to state government.  Married 40+ years to Rick, a Navy Veteran, Diana is a mother and grandmother whose priorities include enhancing education, securing transportation dollars for Eastern Washington and improving the business climate by helping to reduce over regulation of the business community in Washington State.  Wilhite said she will work to resolve the educational issues raised by the McCleary decision.  Wilhite stated that it is a priority for the state legislature to retool and recalculate the priorities of government services as education is the paramount duty of the State according to the State constitution. “She’s a proven leader, she has courage, she has commitment, she has compassion and she has experience.  She’s what we need here in the 4th Legislative District to represent the good people of this district in the State legislature” said Liberty Lake Mayor Steve Peterson.   Wilhite, a business owner of thirty years, stated that she is proud of her record of balancing the city budget every year that she was on the Spokane Valley City Council and leaving a $5.6 million dollar reserve in a rainy day fund.   “Reining in the state budget in line with revenues and rebuilding the reserves should be a top priority of the state legislature.”  While on the city council she was instrumental in leading the city to contract out a number of services that proved to be cost effective and provide excellent service to the citizens.  In 2008, Wilhite was named “Washington Small Business Champion” by the National Federation of Independent Business and in 2007 was named the Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

May 16, 2014

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