Spokane Asks Mike

Dear Spokane,  Please consider my response to questions asked by concerned citizens and area organizations: 1.     With the new increases in water rates, garbage and sewage rates and a new $20.00 increase in license tabs, what will you do, as … Continue reading →

Spokane Money, Press & Politics

    While the Spokane press drones on about the evils of money in politics, it appears  they generally afford coverage to only those they favor or that purchase their advertising. Judging from previous elections, the daily paper in particular … Continue reading →

Spokane Charity

Mike for Spokane does not accept political donations from any person or organization because of  inherent conflicts associated with money and elected office. Charity is a different matter and may be a better place for Spokane political dollars. There is … Continue reading →

Spokane Solid Waste

The recent Spokane County proposed Regional Solid Waste Alliance Agreement is a troubling document.   The Spokane County Commissioners are requiring area jurisdictions to surrender the right to  choose their own representatives under this contract.  The demands for flow control, which … Continue reading →

C.A.I.R – Washington

Mike for Spokane responds to questions from the  Washington State Council on American-Islamic Relations:   2011 CAIR-Washington Candidate Survey  CAIR-Washington is the local Washington state chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) serving the Northwest. CAIR is the nation’s largest … Continue reading →

Spokesman Review Questions

  Spokesman Review Spokane Mayor Candidate Questions Background: Name: Michael J. Noder Age: 53 Birthday: August 1, 1957 High School: Cheney H.S., Ben Eielson H.S. in Fairbanks, Alaska & Chicopee Comprehensive in Massachusetts.  (Military Dependent during H.S. years) High School … Continue reading →

Citizen Speaks

June 13th post ~ “Got A Strong Mayor” Comments from June 30, 2011 We, the citizens should be consulted and allowed to vote on such increases. We have plenty of water. We live on top of an aquafir. We are … Continue reading →

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

Mike for Spokane response to questions from Naral Pro-Choice Washington: Questionnaire to City Candidates Revised 2011 Name: Michael J. Noder Position Sought: Spokane City Mayor Website: mikeforspokane.com Email: mike@mikeforspokane Campaign Contact:  Mike Noder x    Challenger PART ONE 1. Please summarize … Continue reading →

Spokane Labor Council, AFL-CIO


  Spokane Labor Council Questions Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education Candidate Questionnaire 2011 Submitted by Michael J. Noder Candidate for:  City of Spokane Mayor E-Mail address:  mike@mikeforspokane.com Website:  mikeforspokane.com Your Occupation:  Self Employed Years of resident … Continue reading →

“Got A Strong Mayor?”

  A strong mayor protects the citizens from excessive government monopolies and taxation.  Increasing government at the expense of the poor, while using weak moral and scientific justifications is not representative of strong leadership. That’s a sign of weak or … Continue reading →