City: Ione, WA
Career: Retired in 2009 after 25 years in U.S. Border Patrol, including six as the supervisor of the patrol’s office in Metaline Falls. Wrote book aimed at young teens about a boy with leukemia.
Education: Graduated from Sunnyside High School. Earned bachelor’s in wildlife biology from Washington State University.
Political experience: Ran for Pend Oreille County Sheriff.
Family: Divorced. Has school-age daughter and two adult children.