August 3, 2014 in Letters, Opinion

Kuhn qualifications omitted


Imagine my surprise when I noticed the list of citizens vying for the empty slot on the Spokane City Council. I applied because I thought perhaps I could be of some service to the community.

I don’t begrudge the other applicants. I wish them well. It’s interesting that my qualifications were noted as having taught preschool and home-schooled some children.

Perhaps someone didn’t read past the first line on the application. If they had continued, they might have found I also have a master’s degree in international management from Whitworth University, have served as president of Spokane College Women’s Association, am serving as program chair of Ponderosa Republican Women, and handled public relations for Washington State Quilters, Spokane Chapter.

A few years ago, I was one of 20 women nationwide selected to be a part of the Centurions Program; training in economics, government, culture, etc., under the leadership of Charles Colson, in Washington, D.C. After that, I served on the first Ethics Commission in Spokane under mayors Dennis Hession and Mary Verner.

And, yes, I put our son through the University of Idaho selling window coverings and carpeting, and was named first in sales in J.C. Penney custom decorating.

Good luck, Spokane.

Donna Kuhn


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