City: Deer Park, WA
Education: Graduated from Deer Park High School. Earned bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: Community service director for the city of Deer Park since 1991. Volunteer firefighter for 18 years in Petersburg, Alaska, and Spokane County Fire District 4. Served as police officer and EMT in Petersburg, Alaska. Worked in city government positions for 35 years in Petersburg, Alaska and Deer Park, Washington.
Political experience: Fire commissioner for Spokane County Fire District 4 and current board chairman. Serves on Spokane County Growth Management Steering Committee, Spokane County Planning Technical Advisory Committee and the Spokane Regional Transportation Council.
Family: Married. Has two children and five grandchildren.