Personal: Age 51 … born and raised in Spokane … self-employed computer salesman and Herbalife distributor … married to Linda Meckel for seven years … has two children from two previous marriages.
Education: High school graduate … studied business at Spokane Community College and Eastern Washington University … no college degree.
Finances: Plans to spend about $2,000 in the primary. As of Sept. 5, had raised nothing.
Issues: Crime, regulatory reform, revamping welfare, abolishing affirmative action … believes the growing juvenile crime problem reflects “the decay of our moral system” … thinks there are too many regulations hindering business growth in the state … wants to make it more difficult to get welfare.