City: Mead, WA
Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1970. Attended Pacific University in Oregon for two years before transferring to Whitworth University and earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1974. Earned Master’s of Education in math and computer science from Eastern Washington University in 1983 and a doctorate in education from Washington State University in the mid-1990’s.
Work experience: Worked as an elementary school teacher for 11 years in the Mead, Auburn and Deer Park school districts. Began working for Whitworth University in July 1985 as the Director of Computer Education. He is now the Dean of the School of Education.
Political experience: None.
Family: Married. Has three children and five grandchildren.
Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.
Whitworth professor Randy Michaelis challenges Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber in House race in 7th District
Longtime Whitworth University educator Randy Michaelis wants to represent northeast Washington in the state Legislature as a Democrat. But to do that, he will have to defeat Republican incumbent state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber in the November election. And she appears to have an advantage. She took 67 percent of the vote in the August primary.
First-time candidates file for Spokane-area legislative seats.