Term: 2022 to 2025
Career with Spokane Valley
Laura Padden was elected to serve a four-year position as a result of the November 2021 election.
Padden is a native of Spokane and has been a resident of Spokane Valley since the age of two. She holds a bachelor's degree in Police Science and Administration from Washington State University. She later returned to college and earned a second bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Eastern Washington University.
Padden worked in private industry for a number of years and for the last 15 years has been employed at the Community Colleges of Spokane as a software developer. She is active in her church in numerous capacities and currently serves on the Finance Council.
Padden is a frequent blood donor and is active as a volunteer in the community. She and her husband Mike have five grown sons and three grandchildren.