City: Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from Ritzville High School in 1983. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Washington University and a master’s of business administration from Gonzaga University.
Work experience: Chief deputy treasurer of Spokane County. Former assistant director of finance for Spokane Transit Authority. Instructor at Whitworth University. Former military police officer in West Germany in the 1980s and at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Political experience: Unsuccessfully ran against Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton in November 2006.
Family: Married. Three children.
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