City: Newman Lake, WA
Occupation: operations engineer and former saddle shop owner
Career: Crane operator at Hite Crane and Rigging. Created and produces the “Constitution Minute” radio program on the American Christian Network. Wrote self-published book based on the program. Former owner of saddle shop.
Education: Graduated from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick in 1972. Learned saddle making at Spokane Falls Community College.
Political experience: Ran for Congress as Constitution Party candidate in 2008 and 2010.
Family: Married. Has three adult children.
More about Randall Yearout
Two years ago, Democrats were divided about their choice to challenge U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. But this year, party officials worked to unite the party early behind Spokane businessman and filmmaker Rich Cowan and persuade other potential candidates, including former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner, to stay out of the race.
1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? The general feeling that the federal government has grown too big for its britches has a constitutional remedy, and I appear to be the only candidate who will work towards that remedy. 2. What legislation is your top priority for 2013?