Resume: 36 … bachelor’s degree in chemistry and economics from Washington and Jefferson College (Pa.) in 1982, doctorate in optometry in 1986 … Clinical director at Empire Eye Physicians … past member Pasadena Park Irrigation District Board of Directors, past chairman of Millwood Early Childhood Eduction Center advisory board … Born in New Castle, Pa., moved to Spokane Valley in 1987 after completing optometry residency .. Married with three children.
Finances: Raised $39,383 by Oct. 10.
Why he’s running: To return the focus to the economy. “If you don’t have people working in well-paying jobs you don’t have a strong tax base.”
What he’d do first: Gather local leaders to map out a legislative plan.