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Robert Higgins

Personal: Age 49 … raised in Spokane … executive vice president, Spokane Association of Realtors … former real estate agent, Coldwell Banker Feldman Person … served four years in U.S. Army … board member, Citizens League of Greater Spokane … member, Spokane Homeownership Partners … member, Spokane Horizons … served on Spokane City Council 1982-89 … ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1989 … married with three grown children.

Education: Master’s degree in political science, Texas A&M; University … bachelor’s degree in political science, Eastern Washington University … graduated from Gonzaga Prep.

Finances: Raised a total of $17,327 as of Tuesday, including $1,000 each from the Spokane Home Builders Association and Real Estate Traders Club of Spokane, $2,000 from Build East.

Campaign manager: Graham Lang, real estate agent.

Favorite music: “Oldies but goodies.”

Pets: Black poodle, Beebee.

Favorite TV show: “Seinfeld.”

Car most used: Family car is Dodge Caravan, but Higgins drives company car, a Nissan Maxima.

Riskiest thing done in last year: Skiing with his son.

Favorite books: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “City: Rediscovering the Center” and “The Pursuit of Loneliness.”

, DataTimes