Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in 1972. Earned mathematics bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 1976. Earned law degree from Gonzaga Law School in 1979. Earned master of laws degree in taxation from New York University in 1980.
Political experience: Has served on the West Valley School Board for 16 years.
Work experience: Has worked at the Washington Department of Revenue since 2006. Worked at John Dompier Oil Co., Inc. for 12 years. Worked at Shimanski, Leeds and Conrad P.S. Law Firm in Spokane for six years. Held a private law practice for five years. Served in the U.S. Army for four years.
Family: Widowed. Has three children and four grandchildren.