Mike Fagan

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Spokane City Council President


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TREZZI FARMS dinner & auction fundraiser

5:30 PM, August 1st.

Mark your calendar for 5:30 PM August 1st and be out at Trezzi Farms to support Mike Fagan & Tim Benn as they fight back the Seattle-esq left, and the enmity of the elitists.

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PATRIOT AUTHOR & SPEAKER, ALEXANDER BARRON IS KEY NOTE

Please log on and get your early bird tickets at $25.00 here;

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-fagan-tim-benn-dinner-auction-fund-raiser-tickets-64927857971

After 28 July tickets will be $35.00

Stay tuned for more information and details on this knock your socks off Dinner, and auction event.

An auction catalog will be available on line shortly.




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ELECT Mike Fagan for Spokane City Council President

While representing you, I have made it a point to meet you where you live and work as I address your wants, wishes, and concerns. I didn’t come to office to transform Spokane, I came to office to help our citizens realize and enjoy their pursuit of happiness. 


While I have been in the severe minority of your city council, through my approach, I have been successful in mitigating issues created in our neighborhoods by nuisance,  drug houses, and homeless camps. I have and will continue to encourage the Spokane police to enforce the law.

  

I believe in compassion with expectation and accountability.


I have consistently voted to protect our downtown businesses, and believe that choices, expectations, and accountability are key to containing our homeless problem. Having been dubbed the “Constituents Councilman”, I will continue listening to, and working for the citizens of Spokane.

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Mike's current Board, Committee and Commission Appointments include:

Finance, Planning, Community/Economic Development, Public Safety, Public Works, Aging and Long Term Care of eastern Washington, City Planning Commission, Police Pension Board, Spokane County Growth Management Act Steering Committee, Spokane Police Advisory Committee and Spokane Regional Solid Waste Liaison Board.

Current Council Related Boards, Committees and Commissions;

• Northeast Public Development Authority

• Finance and Technology Committee

• Public Works Committee

• Planning and Economic Development

• Community, Health, and Environment

• Public Safety Committee

• Police Pension Board

• Community Health and Human Services Board

• Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

• Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Mike Fagan: 'The constituents' councilman'

City Council's lone Republican brings outreach, diversity and conservative values

• Joseph Thompson | Politics Editor

• Mar 22, 2017


Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is one of two members representing the Gonzaga area and is the sole conservative voice on the council of seven.

Fagan is often known as the “constituents’ councilman” due to his community outreach.

“First and foremost, in order to do this job in representing people’s interests, I feel you need to have a servant heart,” Fagan said.

City Council President Ben Stuckart said Fagan probably does the most constituent outreach of anyone on the council.

For members of the GU community who take issue with or seek clarification with anything Fagan has said, he advises they reach out.

“I’m the most accessible, available council member and have been for some time,” Fagan said. “I like to do my business face-to-face. We’ll start with a phone call or an email, but don’t be surprised if I show up at your doorstep 24-48 hours later. I will be readily accessible.”

“I think he’s great,” GU College Republicans board member Abigail Osborne said. “A lot of the things he supports — we support as well. His constituents say he’s easily accessible and a good listener.”

Fagan’s belief in lower taxes, limited government and his stances against Spokane being a sanctuary city and the Envision Worker’s Bill of Rights are reasons Osborne cites for her support of the councilman.

Hazel Jackson of the Logan Neighborhood Council said she can always count on Fagan.

“Personally, I can call on [Fagan] — and he’ll take care of the problem or look into the issue,” Jackson said. “I like working with [Fagan] because he’s so active. He’ll do whatever he can to help.”

According to Jackson, Fagan attends four of the 10 monthly neighborhood council meetings per year.

“We don’t see too much of our council members at our meetings,” Jackson said.

Being the only conservative, Fagan often finds being the minority discouraging and said his constituents do as well.

“A lot of the people I’m talking to out in the community don’t feel as though they’re being represented well and don’t feel as if they’re being listened to,” Fagan said.

Fagan said the divide of City Council creates a “very interesting dynamic.”

“We have a left-leaning supermajority who came into office, in my opinion, to transform Spokane,” Fagan said. “I came into office to assist my constituents with navigating through all the bureaucratic red tape in order to have their issues addressed and improve their quality of life.”

Stuckart said he enjoys having Fagan on the council.

“It’s always important to have the dissenting voice,” Stuckart said.

Despite having political disagreements, Fagan said he and his colleagues do agree on most city issues.

“When it comes to actual quality of life, city issues, we are more aligned than we are not,” Fagan said. “But when we’re talking about that crap that comes from the social justice side — we’re going to be split pretty much every time.”

Stuckart said “99 percent of the issues [City Council] deal[s] with aren’t liberal or conservatives. Ninety-five percent of the votes are unanimous.”

Fagan aligns himself with the Republican Party and believes strongly in capitalism, property rights and religious freedoms.

Although he identifies with the Republican platform, Fagan said he doesn’t always agree with state or federal Republicans, especially when it comes to division within the party.

“It’s really funny the way the Republican Party works,” Fagan said. “People end up getting little labels and break off into their splinter whereas the Democrats kick our butt every time. They get more goal oriented and cast everything else off to the side. That’s admirable. I wish others could do the same.”

Fagan said he wants to hold politicians accountable and did so in 1999 against a politician of his own party.

Former Congressman George Nethercutt Jr. ousted then, Speaker of the House Tom Foley in 1994 partly due to his stance on term limits. While campaigning in 1999, Nethercutt went back on his stance and Fagan made sure to point that out at every campaign event he could.

“In 1999, I spent a whole year chasing [Nethercutt] up and down the 5th District because he was getting ready to lie to the people that elected him,” Fagan said. “I ended up donning a brown, fuzzy, full-length weasel costume — and I shadowed him all around the Fifth Congressional District with a sign that said ‘Keep your word, George.’ I had a little king’s crown with the seal of Congress and I made a red sash that said ‘King Weasel.’ ”

Fagan said he wasn’t “high up on the food chain” of his party and credits that to his actions toward Nethercutt.

“I got looked at differently by the rest of the party because I stood my ground and wanted our people to tell the truth,” Fagan said.

While Fagan had praise for GU’s increasing development, his criticism of GU stemmed from the university’s handling of Dinesh D’Souza’s visit to campus.

“Here you are, a student at a law school, aren’t you guys teaching the First Amendment?” Fagan said. “I had to scratch my head on that one.”

Spokane has been home to several rallies, demonstrations and protests aimed at President Donald Trump. Fagan sees these as events that “bring on the destruction of private property, injuries and maybe even a death or two occurred.”

Fagan questions the purpose of such events and urges protesters to accept November’s results.

“All for what?” Fagan said. “You’ve got the rumor floating around on social media saying that some of these protesters are being paid, transported to these events. ‘Come on, guys. Trump won the election. Give him an opportunity to work.’ ”

Fagan doubled down on that sentiment during a pro-Trump rally Saturday.

“The Democrats are planning an all-out effort of mayhem and destruction,” Fagan said, according to The Spokesman-Review.

So far, demonstrations in Spokane haven’t turned violent.

Fagan accused Stuckart and fellow council members of “packing the chambers” for a vote on an ordinance set to ban religious registries in city government.

“I can see exactly how this all worked out,” Fagan said. “The day before, a couple of council members, including [Stuckart], were out at the Lincoln statue and word gets out to me that [Stuckart] was actually encouraging people to load up the council chambers.”

Fagan voted against putting the ordinance on the agenda because religious registries are “not allowed by law,” the ordinance was not an emergency like Stuckart said it was, and was based on political campaign speech and “it just so happens the guy that sponsored the bill happens to be running against [Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers] and this is a way to ignite his base and pull off a nice little campaign stunt.”

Despite voting against placing the ordinance on the agenda, Fagan voted for the ordinance.

According to Fagan, Stuckart was taking pictures of the crowd with his cellphone.

“It wouldn’t surprise me the least if some of those pictures didn’t end up on his campaign webpage,” Fagan said.

Currently, no photos of the meeting are available on Stuckart’s campaign website, Facebook or Twitter.

Fagan lived around the globe as a child as his father was in the Navy.

“I grew up a Navy brat,” Fagan said. “I’ve lived all over the world.”

Fagan thinks his ethnicity and worldliness are assets for him on City Council.

“I am multiracial,” Fagan said. “I have an appreciation for the multi-racial conversations we have out in the community. I think my worldview is much more expanded than the people I’m actually representing because I’ve had that worldly experience.”

The councilman is entering his second and final term with City Council and doesn’t have eyes for state or federal government positions.

“I’m 57,” Fagan said. “I’ve done a lot, seen a lot. I’ve been to a lot of different places. I have no aspirations of heading to D.C., no aspirations of going to [Olympia].”

Fagan will most likely return to his roots as a community organizer.

“Before I came into office, I was a community leader in Bemis, Whitman and Hillyard,” Fagan said. “To me, vying for a seat on council was the next natural ladder rung. When I get out of office, I’ll probably head right back to my community and jump in the role of a community leader and carry on.”

Joseph Thompson is the politics editor. Follow him on Twitter: @JoeyJThomp.


What do constituents say about Mike

When you call Mike, he makes it a point to come to you where you are, and he listens to you. 

David Griswold, Spokane business owner

ELECT Mike Fagan for Spokane City Council President

Mike's Events and photos

11 July Ponderosa Republican Women candidate forum 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM at Ruby's river inn.


11 July Downtown exchange club forum noon - 1 PM at Luigi's.


Mike believes that as Americans, we put God first, then country and family. Here is a listing of scheduled prayer meetings that occur monthly beginning at 7:00 PM held at 723 E. Jackson Ave. Spokane.

July 23rd

August 27th

September 24th

October 22nd

November 26th

December 17th

Please periodically check on the dates of our prayer meeting as they are subject to change from time to time.

For more information, please call Mike at 509-991-4765.

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The Church at Planned Parenthood convenes again at 5:30 PM, 123 E. Indiana Ave. Spokane on the following dates;

24 July 

21 August

25 September

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HELP US TO HELP YOU

TREZZI FARMS dinner & auction fundraiser

5:30 PM,  August 1st.


Mark your calendar for 5:30 PM August 1st and be out at Trezzi Farms to support Mike Fagan & Tim Benn as they fight back the Seattle-esq left, and the enmity of the elitists.

.

PATRIOT AUTHOR & SPEAKER, ALEXANDER BARRON IS KEY NOTE


Please log on and get your early bird tickets at $25.00 here;     


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-fagan-tim-benn-dinner-auction-fund-raiser-tickets-64927857971


After 28 July tickets will be $35.00


Stay tuned for more information and details on this knock your socks off Dinner, and auction event.


An auction catalog will be available on line shortly. 


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