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Endorsements

"The 29,000 nurses, healthcare workers and behavioral health professionals of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW are proud to endorse your campaign for election to continue championing healthcare, social and economic justice issues in the city of Spokane." 

President Diane Sosne, RN 

— SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

"It is my pleasure to inform you that delegates have voted to endorse you in the race for Spokane City Council, District 2."  Tina Morrison, Secretary/Treasurer

— Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO

"Breean Beggs has been fighting for the safety of our citizens long before he was serving on city council.  He understands what firefighters need to deliver the highest level of service for our community.  The Spokane Firefighters Local 29 proudly endorse Breean for city council."  Randy Marler, President IAFF Local 29

— Spokane Firefighters Union IAFF Local 29

"You have been a strong advocate for the values that we share, and we appreciate your past support on issues that are important to both of us. Best wishes for a successful campaign......".   Jim Geren, Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer — Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association Local 72

"SEIU 775 is proud to stand with you in our joint efforts to better the lives and communities in our State.  We are glad to endorse your candidacy as a public servant in these efforts." Adam Glickman, Secretary-Treasurer

— SEIU 775

Equal Rights Washington is pleased to inform you that we have endorsed you in your 2017 campaign for Spokane City Council.  Thank you  for participating in our process.  Devon Alisha Abdallah, Director

— Equal Rights Washington

"The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #5 is pleased to inform you that we have selected you as our choice for Spokane City Council.  We appreciate your support on issues important to Organized Labor along with working families and look forward to working with you in the future."  Philip E Lundquist, Director of Government Affairs

— International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, AFL-CIO

What more could we ask for than to have Breean looking out for us? In a word I think Breean is trustworthy and has a moral compass rare these days. — Rita Amunrud

I have come to know Breean Beggs as a skilled lawyer, a great person, and someone that cares deeply for our community. I endorse Breean without reservation. — Nik Armitage

Where politics and politicians really have an impact on our daily lives is in our own community. Breann Beggs works tirelessly. He holds people and government accountable, listens well and fights for the things that really make a difference in Spokane. — Jennifer Ballantyne

All for great leadership & Breean Beggs is the real deal! Thanks for serving & building our areas quality of life. — Don Barbieri

"We look forward to working with you on measures that will improve Spokane's diverse communities and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling."  Alex Alston, State Policy Director


— Washington Bikes

We are so lucky to have Breean on our city council. He is a true champion of the people, who gets things done and makes real change. — Andrew Biviano

I have known Breean for nearly 30 years and am proud to endorse his candidacy to retain his city council seat. He is the type of individual we need representing Spokane - a hard-working person of integrity, compassion, and experience. Breean certainly has my support and my vote. — Marie Bjork-Haugen

We are fortunate to have Breean Beggs on our City Council. His legal expertise and his commitment to our community makes a difference. — Lindy Cater

I support Breean for Spokane City Council. Keep up the good work. There is more to be done! — Shelia Collins

As a retired Spokane psychologist, I have appreciated the immeasurable contributions Mr. Beggs has made to the community over the years. I strongly support his candidacy for Spokane City Council. — Ron Doyen

Breean is a strong advocate for Spokane, and I am a strong advocate for Breean Beggs for Spokane City Council. — Krista Elliott

I have known Breean Beggs for over a decade. He has been a strong advocate for our community. I appreciate having such a well-informed City Counci member. — Elliot Fabric

Breean has been a fine addition to our city council. His knowledge and legal experience have been helpful and he can be trusted to keep the interests of the citizens at the forefront of any policy decisions made by the council. — Marian Hennings

"On behalf of the more than 50,000 Teamster members in Washington State, it is my pleasure to inform you that the Washington Teamsters Legislative League has endorsed your candidacy for Spokane City Council.  We wish you every success....". Rick Hicks, President

— Washington Teamsters Legislative League

Spokane is fortunate to have someone with Breean's sense of justice, compassion and intellect working on our behalf. — Frank Hoover

"The members of Aerospace Machinists Industrial Lodge District 751 voted to endorse your re-election campaign for Spokane City Council, District 2, Position 2."  Jon Holden, District President

— Aerospace Machinists Industrial District Lodge 751

Breean Beggs is my seat mate for Spokane City Council District Two. He is a thoughtful and informed council member keeping our city on a path forward. — Lori Kinnear

We wholeheartedly support Breean to represent us on our Spokane City Council. — Steve & Mary Llewellyn

"On behalf of the 478 members of ATU Local 1015 in Spokane, we wish you the best in the upcoming election."  Thomas Leighty, President/Business Agent — Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1015

"UFCW 21 is thrilled to endorse your election campaign for City Council. Our union is excited about the work we can do together in Spokane." Samantha Grad, Political and Legislative Organizer

— United Food & Commerical Workers Local 21

"Please accept our endorsement for the support of your campaign from the members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 26."  Todd Taylor, Business Manager

— United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry of the US & Candace Local 26

"Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Carpenters Local 59 has over 1550 members throughout Washington and Idaho combined & is proud to provide this endorsement to further your campaign....Your commitment to the ideals of counteracting 'Wage Theft' and protecting 'Area Standard Wages & Benefits', which create real 'Family Wage' jobs, mirrors that of our local....".  Antonio Acosta, President, Local 59 — Carpenters Local 59

"IBEW Local #73 commends you on your willingness to step up to make a positive difference for the citizens of Spokane, and all Working Families."   Ken Brown, Business Manager — International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 73

I have talked with Breean Beggs several times and he cares deeply about Spokane, its people, and is willing to look at new ideas that have proven results in solving todays problems. Spokane is lucky to have someone such as Breean willing to serve on the City Council. — Rod Michaelis

I have had the privilege of working with Breean professionally and enjoyed his friendship. Breean is a throwback, someone who seeks office in order to "serve." When I left Breean a message regarding a municipal safety concern, he responded within two hours, and followed through in the days thereafter. He simply wants to make Spokane a better place for all. Breean has the courage to toss aside the mask of the cynic, preferring to roll up his sleeves and let his earnest heart guide a world-class mind. I have never more enthusiastically endorsed a candidate. Spokane needs Breean Beggs. — Jason Miciak

"You have received the endorsement by the Washington State National Organization for Women Political Action Committee.  We look forward to your election as our Spokane City Council Member from District2."  Linda Tosti-Lane, Treasurer — Washington State NOW/PAC

Breean Beggs works tirelessly for the little guy and helps those who are unable to help themselves. Thank you very much Breean! — Tim O'Brien

"On behalf of the 18,000 local government employees we represent..... (we want) to inform you that the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, has formally endorsed your candidacy for Spokane (City) Council District 2." Chris Dugovich, President/Executive Director

— Washington State Council of County & City Employees

On May 12, 2017 at the regularly schedule union meeting, the members voted to endorse Breean Beggs for Spokane City Council. Mike Foley, PAC Chairman "We wish you the very best of luck in your campaign."

— The United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union #44

I've known Breean for more than a decade and am impressed with his work to achieve justice in our region. I always look for candidates who strive to bring wisdom and fairness to public office. Breean has a long track record for attaining these high standards and I will be supporting him. — Mickey Thompson

"You have been a strong supporter of women's health and equality and we know you will continue to be a dedicated advocate for our organization. We look forward to working with you."  Treasure Mackley, Political and Organizing Director — Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii

Last year, I was pleased to help choose Breean Beggs to fill Jon Snyder's vacant Council seat. Breean already had a long record of protecting the most vulnerable in our community and advocating for reform of our criminal justice system. Since he was appointed, Breean has eagerly taken a leadership role in new areas: improved streets and sidewalks, preventing and addressing property crime, and protecting public health. He has invaluable insights and experience to contribute to our City as we work regionally to improve our entire criminal justice system, reduce crime, change lives, and make our community safer.

— Amber Waldref

"Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have been endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Washington." Elissa Goss, Political Director

— NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

"Thank you for your hard work for transit and bringing more transportation choices in your time on the Spokane City Council"  Abigail Doerr, Advocacy Director ~ Transportation Choices

— Transportation for Washington

"Based on your record...., we are pleased to inform you that the board of Eastern Washington Voters has decided to endorse you for Spokane City Council 2017." Bryan E Burke, Executive Director — Eastern Washington Voters

I have known Breean and his family for about 10 years now. Throughout the time I have known him, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to Spokane and making our city a better place. He has proven to be a champion for the average, working person, and those that are most vulnerable in our city, standing up to those with more power, to protect those with less. During his time on the city council, he has continued to uphold his values of social and economic justice for all citizens of Spokane, not just those with power and money. He has worked diligently to protect our tax dollars from wasteful spending and ensure that city dollars are distributed in a just and equitable manner for the benefit of all the citizens of Spokane. Breean is truly an asset to our city, and we need more forward thinking people like him in our city leadership to move in the right direction. I am honored to endorse Breean. — Rosemary Wear

After meeting Breean, I am convinced he will be a real value in leading Spokane in ways only his experience and conscience provide. — Nat Williams
Anthony Alfieri
Jon Lossing
James Allers
Amy and Bob Lutz
Tracey Allers
Becky Magnuson
Emily Arneson
John Manix
Denise Attwood
Barbara Marney
Kirsten Barron
John Maurice
Jim Barthelmess
Mark Mayers
Heather Beebe-Stevens
Stacy McElgunn
Kevin Beggs
Linda McHenry
Michael Bell
Dan McLay
Andy Billig
Dorothy Mehl
Amanda Braley
Linda Milsow
Kate Burke
Christina Mita & Ayuko Momono
Michael Cain
Karen Mobley
Stuart Cassel
Genevieve Morris
Alan Chatham
Jeff & Julie Morris
Christine Clark
Jeff & Julie Morris
Christine Clark
Scott Morris
Dennis Clifton
Mary Ann Murphy
Dennis & Joanna Clifton
Christopher J Nerison
Kevin Cole
Norma Norton
Rich Cowan
Randi O'Brien
Ian Cunningham
Sylvia Oliver
Linda Cunningham
George Orr
Gavin Dahl
Kathleen Paukert
Richard Dauphin
Barry Pfundt
Martin DiMuzio
Dave Plemons
Dan Distelhorst
Gerda Porter
Elsa Distelhorst
Kathy Powers
Meaghan Driscoll
Laurie Powers
Pauline Druffel
Bridget Powers Beggs
Rick Eichstaedt
Carter Powers Beggs
Elinor Enz
Fiona Powers Beggs
Cly Evans
Josh Powers-Howes
Beth Fergin
Matt Rabinovitch
William Forman
Scott Railton
Chris Foster
Marcus Riccelli
David Fournier
Dan Ritz
Lola Frederick
Deborah Rose
Judith Gardner
Timothy Schermetzler
Judy Gardner
Joe Sheehan
Judith & James Gilmore
Kathryn Sheehan
Lila & George Girvin
Sue & Mark Silver
Linda Greene
Eva Silverstone
Bart Haggin
Erika Simonds
Donna Halvorson
James Sledge
Don Hamilton & Lorna St John
Jon Snyder
Gail Hammer
Julia Stronks
Shirley Hanson
Ben Stuckart
Matthew Harget
Anne Stuyvesant-Whigham
Michael Harves
Glenn Tanner
Caryl Heller
Ray Tansy
Lara Hemingway
George Taylor
Robert Henry
Charles Thomas
Mary Lou Johnson
Phil & Colleen Thompson
Judith Killin
JJ Thompson
Stephen Kirby
Kim Thorburn
Lorna Kropp
Marilyn Valentine
Maurina Ladich
John Vargas
Ann Le Bar
Lynnette Vehrs
Jerry LeClaire
Richard Wall
Jim Lee
Richard White
Kathryn Lee
Nat Williams
Lucy Lennox
Lewis Wilson
Calvin Li
Tina Winebarger
Shar Lichty
Mary Winkes
Karen Lindholdt
Janet Wolf
Service Employees International Local 6
Josh Woodlander


People to Elect Breean Beggs
PO Box 4452
Spokane WA 99220-4452

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