A candidate for Washington State Senate, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2013 Aug. 6 Primary
City: Springdale, WA
Occupation: Private Investigator
Unsuccessfully ran for Stevens County Sheriff in 2010.
Most years, it’s considered an advantage to hold the office you are seeking in the upcoming election. Brian Dansel and Mike Brunson, who are challenging appointed Sen. John Smith for the seat in northeast Washington’s sprawling 7th District, are hoping 2013 isn’t like most years. Being in the state Senate is not exactly a badge of honor after a prolonged session that needed nearly 50 extra days to accomplish the Legislature’s primary goal of passing the operating budget.