Political experience: None.
Education: Graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas. Earned bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from California Polytechnic State University.
Work experience: Has worked for general contractor company MJ Takisaki for eight years. Worked for EBASCO Engineering and Constructors for 12 years. Served in Air Force for six years.
Family: Married to Stephanie Irwin. Has one daughter.
Both candidates for a vacant Whitworth Water District Commission seat tout their backgrounds in construction and utilities as evidence they can serve a district entering a period of increased demand for coverage and new management. Dave Tewel, one of the candidates, said a big challenge the district faces is more requests for water from areas that are remote, but still within the district’s bounds. He said the necessary infrastructure for this expansion would drive rates up.