August 31, 1996 in Nation/World

John Roskelley (D)


Resume: 47, lifelong Spokane-area resident…elected county commissioner in August 1995 for one-year term…former professional mountaineer…freelance photographer, writer, author of three adventure books…former member Spokane County Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee…member Spokane Guild School Foundation Board, Friends of the Centennial Trail board, state Nature Conservancy board…volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with Spokane County Fire District 9…bachelor’s degree in geology, Washington State University…married, three children. Lives in Foothills area.

Finances: Raised $8,367 as of Wednesday, including $1,000 from Washington Water Power and $500 from Metropolitan Mortgage.

Why running: “I believe the most effective way to maintain (Spokane’s) quality of life for our citizens is to be involved as an elected official who speaks as a voice for the people.”

Top priority: “Help create a long-range management plan for Spokane County government, and follow it.”

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MEMO: See related story under the headline: Demos call Roskelley’s foe a spoiler

See related story under the headline: Demos call Roskelley’s foe a spoiler

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