City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Founder of Interface College
Education: Graduated from United Township High School in 1973. Earned bachelor's in communications from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 1976. Received master's in education from Gonzaga University in 2000.
Political background: Ran for Congress as independent 2014 and 2016. Helped found People for Effective Government in 2017.
Work experience: Founder and former owner Interface College, which he sold in 2011. He started the business as Interface Computer Services in 1982 and renamed it Interface Computer School and then Interface College. Part-time hay farmer. Former district manager of Radio Shack.
Family: Married. Has six adult children.
Democrat Dave Wilson won 6th District primary with 42.7 percent of the votes, while Republican Jenny Graham came in second with 30.5 percent.
As primary election night approaches, Spokane County 6th District House candidate Dave Wilson has raised several thousand dollars more than his opponents. None of the candidates, Wilson included, thinks that guarantees a victory.
Two Democratic candidates are looking to become a state representative in Washington’s 6th district. Republican Jeff Holy will leave his spot in the House this fall to pursue a bid for the state Senate. Two Democrats and two Republicans seek to replace him. The other 6th District seat is held by Republican Mike Volz, who faces a challenge from Kay Murano, executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium.
The northwest Spokane resident said she was inspired to run after working with Reps. John Ahern and Jeff Holy on state legislation that extended the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse to report their trauma.
A trio of Democrats has filed for office in the state’s 6th Legislative district, which encompasses much of the West Plains. They’re spurred by Demcoratic victories in early contests and what appears to be a contested Congressional race in Eastern Washington, as well as a somewhat open field following the announced departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner.