Gary Schimmels: City of Spokane Valley
From 1998 to 2007, Gary Schimmels owned and operated a local locksmith business. Schimmels attended Eastern Washington University prior to serving two years in the Army, and was a construction industry employee/owner/ operator from 1964 to 1994. He was a member of the original City Council and in November 2009, was re-elected to a four-year term through December 31, 2013. Schimmels was selected by his Council colleagues to serve as Deputy Mayor for 2010-2011.