The Spokesman Review – 5/16/2018

Another first-time candidate, Rion Ametu, filed as a Democrat for the 6th District House seat on Monday. Ametu, 38, is a Navy veteran currently studying electrical engineering at Spokane Falls Community College. He’s also a driver for Uber and Lyft.
The Legislature needs to tackle problems with a greater sense of urgency rather than “when we get around to it,” Ametu said. He’d like to work on issues that would allow people who work full time to not be struggling to survive, supports universal health care and hopes to win in a traditionally Republican district by convincing working families he’ll work for them.”