I’ve lived in Liberty Lake for 14 years. I love this city, and I believe in giving back to it by doing everything I can to keep it safe and prosperous. I’ve served on our city council for 8 years, including as Mayor Pro Tem for the last four years. I have also served as a volunteer reserve officer with the Liberty Lake Police Department for over 12 years.

I believe in transparency and accountability, in life and in our government. My priority is making sure that our city’s needs are met in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. I want to lead our city by proactively planning for the future, to make sure that our city’s inevitable growth is handled wisely, and for the betterment of our community. I won’t be frivolous with our city’s resources. I will continue to listen to the members of our community to help best represent our city’s interests.

I will work tirelessly to ensure a brighter future for Liberty Lake. I would be honored to earn your vote.

Public Safety

As a volunteer police officer with the Liberty Lake Police Department for 12+ years, I am proud to have helped make Liberty Lake one of the top five safest cities in Washington State. As Mayor Pro-Tem, I have helped Liberty Lake Police Department hire three experienced new police officers. As a city, we will need to actively recruit more officers so that our police department can stay fully staffed. It is also important to be prepared for the future. Our current police chief is eligible for retirement soon, so we will need a Mayor who is well versed in the issues our police department deals with to keep our city safe. I believe I would be the better candidate to help select our next police chief when that time comes.


My priority is making sure our traffic plan evolves with our community, keeping traffic flow as safe and efficient as possible. We need a Mayor who listens to traffic experts when it comes to making traffic revisions, like the addition of traffic lights and roundabouts, to make these changes cost effective.

Traffic Priorities Include:

  • Street lights and pedestrian crossings on thoroughfares to improve pedestrian safety.
  • Traffic lights in the necessary locations, like the intersection of Legacy Ridge and Country Vista.  
  • Connecting our residents in the River District to the rest of our city by building out the Mission area with sidewalks and bike lanes.  
  • Cohesively working together with our neighboring cities, along with DOT to complete the Harvard / Henry overpass project.  
  • Build on our relationship with Spokane Transit Authority to bring improvements like the recently announced DASH route from the Park and Ride through the business district to give the option to commuters to ride the bus to and from work. 


Responsible Budgeting & Fiscal Planning

The current Mayor has not been fiscally responsible. I disagree with his frivolous approach to our city’s finances, and his lack of foresight and planning for city projects.

A few recent examples of his mistakes include:

  • The power box for the traffic light at Signal being placed on a corner that blocked the view of traffic, which I objected to at the time. After the fact, it was determined that my concerns were valid, and it cost the city an additional $30k to have to move the box to prevent liability. 
  • We’re already receiving complaints about a lack of parking at the new Orchard Park, which I voiced concerns about as soon as I saw the designs. 
  • The tennis courts at Orchard Park were not finished properly, which is going to cost the city an additional $70k to fix.


These issues were avoidable, had the Mayor been sufficiently engaged in the decision making process, listened to the concerns of the city council, and the experts we hired for these projects. 
I have dedicated the last 8 years on the city council trying to improve our planning and transparency. I’ve assessed and predicted challenges with projects that we’ve worked on, that would have saved our city money had they not been ignored by him. I’m now running for Mayor, because I think our city deserves a more cognizant approach to project and budget management.

My budgeting priorities include:

  • Keeping taxes low by making sure projects are done right the first time, avoiding costly do-overs.  
  • Ensure the means of funding city projects are approved by the city council before commitments are made.
  • Streamline business code enforcement processes to reduce and simplify the red tape.  
  • Attract new businesses to diversify the city’s tax revenue base to continue our quality city services into the future.  




"Shane will be the best mayor ANYONE could ask for. His genuine and caring demeanor, along with his consistent support to the community is what the city of Liberty Lake deserves."


                                  ~Breanne Jones
"Shane represents the best of proven, transparent and collaborative leadership. Our beloved Liberty Lake needs real change at the helm."


                                    ~Tom Sahlberg
"I’ve known Shane for over 20 years and have always seen great things from him. His background in serving the community and being a leader has inspired all of us! It is no surprise that this would be the next step for him! He has our vote and we are supporting him! Go Shane!"

                                       ~Todd Grubb
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