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Personal: Age 55 … raised on a farm near Waterville, Wash. … moved to Spokane 42 years ago … semi-retired real estate broker … former director, Spokane Board of Realtors … trustee, greater Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce … chairwoman, Spokane Transit Administration Committee … married, three grown children.

Education: Lewis and Clark High School … Realtor Institute.

Finances: Raised about $7,700, including $1,000 from the International Association of Firefighters, $500 from the Sabey Political Action Committee and $250 from Washington Water Power.

Top Three Issues: Safe neighborhoods and streets, streamlining, road maintenance.

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Before the falls: Spokane and the history of river cities

The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, and it’s no accident. The reasons for a city are many, but chief among them is water – for drinking, for transportation, for industry and, most recently, for beauty.