Personal: Age 49 … born in North Dakota, raised in Otis Orchards … five years as Air Force navigator … land-use planner for 17 years … teaches at Eastern Washington University … former president, Spokane City Plan Commission … president, Cheney Cowles Museum Art Committee … married, two grown stepchildren.
Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban and regional planning, Eastern Washington University … bachelor’s in general studies, Washington State University.
Finances: Raised $9,000 as of Sept. 11, mostly from attorneys, engineers, and real estate community … loaned about $850 to campaign.
Issues: Downtown: Considers it Spokane’s heart, with public and private investment critical. Housing for all income levels. Says city needs to encourage people-traffic on sidewalks, help small businesses.
Consolidation: Supports it, especially the need for one set of landuse standards.
Public Safety: Create more partnerships with neighborhoods and businesses. Supports mentoring program where businesses give more kids jobs.
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