City: Spirit Lake, Idaho
Occupation: Retired from power and energy industry
Education background: He earned his high school GED after completing ninth grade.
Political background: Not held office before. He is a graduate of the Kootenai County Citizens Academy.
Work experience: Bingham spent 23 years working in the power and energy industry and 10 years in construction. He operated a couple of his own businesses, and served as plant manager of a 600-megawatt, $300 million power generation facility, where he was responsible for all staff and an annual budget of $33 million. Certified code inspector in the 1980s. He and his wife Paige wrote and published a book on marriage, “Marriage: Building it to Last.”
Family: Married. Has one adult daughter.
One of the fond remembrances at the memorial service in Coeur d’Alene for the late Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) was told by nephew Mike Kennedy.