City: Newport, WA
Education: Graduated from Redmond High School in 1991. Earned a bachelor's degree in information technology at Colorado Technical University in 2015.
Work experience: Worked in telecommunications and IT for 10 years and for property management as a field service technician. Manages Newport Pines Apartments. Joined Army in 1991 and served for a few years before joining Navy, where he served until 1999.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Single. No children.
As far as both candidates are concerned, the legislative district that represents a large portion of northeastern Washington is long-time incumbent Rep. Joel Kretz’s to lose.