City: Millwood, Washington
Education: Graduated from Venson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Oregon in 1985. Earned a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1990 and a master’s degree in hydrogeology in 1995, both from the University of Idaho.
Political: Has served as Millwood mayor since 2013. Served on Millwood Planning Commission for four years. Served on Millwood City Council for eight years. Serves of Spokane Regional Health District Board of Health, Spokane Transit Authority Board, and Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Board.
Work: Has owned Inland Earth Sciences consulting firm for three years. Has worked for various consulting engineering firms in Spokane since 1997.
Family: Married to Lisa Freeman. Has two children.
A candidate running for Millwood mayor says it may be time for the town to consider forming its own police department. Jay Molitor, who is challenging incumbent Kevin Freeman, argues that the service the town gets from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is inadequate for Millwood’s population of nearly 1,800. He points to the police department of Reardan, a town with one-third the population, which has one full-time and several part-time officers.