City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from San Diego State in 1984. Earned a Lean Green Belt certification from Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: City planner and project manager for Solana Beach and San Diego County in California. Worked as planner for the city of Spokane Valley, 2007-14. Worked as regulatory improvement consultant for Eastern Washington for the governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance, 2014-17.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married. Has two children.
- Web: votemarymay.com
Political novice Mary May, a Democrat, acknowledges that unseating an incumbent Republican in a state House race in the GOP-dominated 4th Legislative District would be no easy task.