His words: “I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. … I understand bureaucracy, I understand government. … I want to pull people back together. I don’t want to keep pressing hot buttons. … I know lots of people in this community, young people who are trying to raise a family. And they do not need a divided community to work in. We need a community that is pulling together as a group.”
His pitch: Says he’s running because he laments confrontations over issues like city finances and the role of urban renewal. “We are still terribly fragmented and untrusting in our community between various factions. We don’t communicate with each other.” Favors a focus on basic city services and said he’ll work to find broad-based community support to attract living-wage jobs.
Experience: Worked for Phelps Dodge Corp., a mining company, and for the U.S. Forest Service. Advocated for preserving Person Field as a city park. Worked on the city’s parks and recreation master plan and contributed to the Coeur d’Alene comprehensive plan.