City: Liberty Lake, WA
Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Miami, Ohio, in 1989.
Work experience: Sales team lead at TierPoint, Esterline, a tech company, for three years; senior program manager at Keytronic for seven years; internal team manager at Aeroquip-Vickers for eight years in the early 2000s; managed a sales team at Kimble Electronics in the late ’90s.
Political experience: Has served nine years on the Liberty Lake City Council. Republican Precinct committee officer for two years.
Family: Married to Scott Kaminskas. They have one son. Her father, Bob Moore, also serves on the City Council.
In Liberty Lake, some say it’s time for new ideas in city leadership while others say experience is the way to avoid failure.
The incumbent in the Liberty Lake City Council race, Cristella Kaminskas, said her two terms give her important experience to make good policy for the growing city. But her opponents in the Aug. 6 primary say its time for change and say its not appropriate for her to serve on the same City Council as her father.