History

Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster              Founder

Penny Lancaster is the Founder and was Director of WeBelieveWeVote from 2009 – 2017. Seven years and seven universities after graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane WA Penny had an MA in Special Education from EWSU and an elementary teaching position with Central Valley School District. She retired early at 55 to concentrate on pro-family advocacy in Spokane. Long before she focused on vetting candidates and encouraging the faith community to vote for Godly leadership, she fought to defend traditional family values against the encroachment of gambling, pornography, and public policies which encouraged harmful and unhealthy lifestyles. Together with her husband Kelly, they raised two sons and a daughter; now they are enjoying a new granddaughter, Gianna. Penny and Kelly attend Valley Bible Church in Spokane during the summer and Community Church at the golf resort where they live and golf during the winter in Yuma.

Prior to 2010, our founder, Penny Lancaster, distributed “Penny’s Picks” in an effort to share insights with friends regarding candidates she deemed to be the better choice in contested races. Although it was helpful, the yearly project outgrew one person’s time and ability. Eventually, Penny brought together others who shared the desire to gather information, interview candidates and produce a voter’s guide. Producing an online, quality voter guide continues to be the goal, along with these features:

• nonpartisan
• guided by Biblical and Constitutional principles
• evaluate all candidates for contested offices on the Spokane and Stevens County ballot
• provide alignment of candidates with Biblical and Consitutional principles, as well as voter resources

We are hopeful our website, www.WeBelieveWeVote.com will encourage more people to vote, to become engaged in the election process, and even consider running for office.