Personal: Age 53, raised in Pueblo, Colo. … moved to Spokane in 1974 … associate director, Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic … worked four years as Eastern Washington representative for Gov. Mike Lowry … Eastern Washington coordinator, National Abortion Rights Action League … co-chair, Spokane Community Partners … former member, housing advisory and appeals board … married with three children.
Education: graduated from East High School, Pueblo, Colo. … completed numerous workshops and seminars on topics such as government ethics and mediation.
Finances: Raised about $7,700, including $1,000 from the Washington State Council of County and City Employees and $300 from Larry Albin.
Top three issues: Improving communication with county and state elected officials in Eastern Washington … attracting living-wage jobs to Spokane .. increasing the availability of affordable housing. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Photo