Gov. Gary Locke is expected to decide within a week among five candidates to run his Eastern Washington office in Spokane.
Linda Tompkins, a Spokane attorney helping with Locke’s transition team, said Tuesday a committee finished interviews of the five applicants and will send a recommendation this week.
The applicants are:
Ronda Cahill, a neighborhood activist from north Spokane and Democratic state committeewoman for Spokane County, who was active in Locke’s election campaign.
Mary Ann McCurdy, a real estate agent who is a longtime Democratic precinct committeewoman and active in the Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Club.
Steve McGehee, a two-term Palouse city councilman and classic auto parts dealer, who ran unsuccessfully for Whitman County commissioner last fall.
Kay McGlocklin, owner of Preferred Advertising, who has managed several campaigns and been active in past Valley incorporation efforts.
Shirley Rector, a former Kaiser Aluminum employee who served one term in the state House of Representatives from 1989-90 and was a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Tom Foley’s re-election campaign in 1994.