John Talbott

Personal: Age 63 … raised in Spokane, returned here in 1989 … retired Air Force colonel, served 29 years … worked seven years with Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Virginia … member, Citizens Putting Priorities First … president, Retired Officers Association … former member, Youth for Christ … member, Washington Parents Coalition … married with two grown sons.

Education: Master’s degree in community development, Central Michigan University … bachelor of arts degree in social science, College of Great Falls (Montana).

Finances: As of Thursday, raised $6,781, including $5,000 of his own money.

Top three issues: Hold the city manager accountable … in-depth review of the budget process … revitalize all Spokane, not just downtown.

, DataTimes

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