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State House A, District 4 - Coeur d'Alene

The Candidates

Jim Addis


Education: Graduated from Jenkins High School in Chewelah in 1978. Earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Spokane Falls Community College and graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1984.

Work experience: Worked for 13 years as national sales manager for Gregg Industries before becoming manager of Tom Addis Dodge and Lake City Ford/Lincoln in 1998. The companies were sold two years ago, and Addis now sells cars through his own business, Lake City Wholesale.

Political experience: None.

Family: Married. Has one daughter.

Rebecca Schroeder


Education: Graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia, Idaho, in 1996. Earned bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Idaho in 2001 and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Idaho in 2002.

Work experience: Worked as a research chemist at Washington State University and has held several paid and volunteer positions with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Most recently was a personal trainer at Peak Fitness.

Political experience: None.

Family: Married. Has one son.

Complete Coverage

In race for Coeur d’Alene House seat between James Addis and Rebecca Schroeder, Medicaid looms large

Democrats haven’t won a seat representing Coeur d’Alene in the state Legislature for a decade. But this year, with Luke Malek’s decision not to run for re-election to pursue a bid for Congress, Democrats think they have a shot, and Democrat Rebecca Schroeder has raised more campaign funds than her Republican opponent, Republican Jim Addis.