Mike Volz, 51, is currently serving as the Chief Deputy Treasurer for Spokane County, managing over $9 billion in cash transactions and a $1 billion investment. He earned a Bachelor of Business degree with a double concentration in accounting and finance from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University. Additionally, he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and certified in Lean managerial concepts.
Mike has wide range of public and private experience in a variety of positions, including: Chief Deputy Treasurer, Assistant Director of Finance at Spokane Transit, Controller for small music company, Financial Analyst and Cost Accountant for a large medical service company and dock foreman for a freight company.
The bulk of his career has been spent in the County Treasurer’s Office during two separate periods. He was initially hired as an accountant, then was promoted to Senior Finance Manager. Later he was asked to return to the office to serve in his current position. Beginning in 2013, Mike began teaching at Whitworth University in both the Continuing Education and Master of Business Administration programs. To date, he has taught managerial accounting, financial accounting, intermediate accounting, accounting for decision making and control, and lean management classes.
During the mid-1980’s Mike served our country as a Military Police officer in West Germany and at Ft. Bragg, NC. He held a top secret security clearance and was a part of the Personal Reliability Program. After completing his military service, Mike returned to Spokane County and married his high school sweetheart, Diane. They will be celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary this August. Mike and Diane have three children: James, Kristina and Alisa.
As our representative, Mike will use his extensive experience to help solve significant problems facing our community and state. Many people are still suffering the effects of the protracted economic downturn. He is committed to bringing jobs to Spokane by reforming state tax laws which will help provide for quality education, safe streets, and improved infrastructure and services.
Having lived in North Spokane and the 6th District most of his life, Mike is committed to the success of the place he and his family call home.