The Board of Directors of Democratic Municipal Officials is honored to name two Blue Star Candidates this month. We have recognized City Council President Ben Stuckart in his bid for Mayor of Spokane, and Vancouver’s Ty Stober as he seeks reelection to City Council.
Democratic Municipal Officials initiated the highly selective Blue Star Candidate program to draw national attention to local Democratic candidates, particularly when they stand to take Democratic control of a council of mayoral seat, increase or maintain diversity on a council, and protect key incumbents in swing areas. These candidates have been vetted by the DMO National Board.
Ben Stuckart currently serves as the City Council President in Spokane, Washington, and is running for mayor. Often thought of as a swing city in a red county, it is crucial that Democrats regain control of the mayor’s office in Spokane. President Stuckart is looking to address the root causes of crime and homelessness in Spokane, instead of their symptoms. He has pledged to fight federal preemption that would sap local control, and is looking to enforce current gun regulations while working to get illegal guns off the streets. If you would like to learn more about Ben, or find out how to support his race, please visit benstuckart.com.
DMO Board Member and Washington Chapter Chair Chris Roberts said of Council President Stuckart “Ben is a champion for the people of Spokane. As council president he’s led efforts to protect the environment, provide workers Safe and Sick Leave, and defended the rights of Spokane’s LGBTQ community.”
Ty Stober is seeking election to his second term on the Vancouver, Washington city council. He has fought to make Vancouver a place where young professionals are eager to call home. At the same time the city undergoes historic growth, Councilman Stober is working to ensure that Vancouver is still a city that families can afford to live in. His commitment to affordable housing and transportation ensure that all residents benefit from the city’s development. You can learn more about Ty and how to support his race at www.votety.com.
Election day for both candidates is November 5th, so reach out now if you want to lend your support to these members of the DMO community!