City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee in 1989. Received his bachelor's degree in English from Eastern Washington University in 1998.
Political Experience: None. Work Experience: Co-owns Gainsbourg, a restaurant in Seattle. Small business owner for 12 years. Worked in construction and restaurant industries.
Family: Has two children.
Campaign contributions: Raised about $2,200, as of Oct. 5, 2020. Top donors include lawyer Jason Wandler, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard rigger Phillip Granner and Tod Nelson, of Los Osos, California.
JJ Wandler, Independent, is challenging Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, this November for his 7th Legislative District seat in the Washington State Legislature.
A Mead resident who owns a Seattle restaurant and has operated Spokane eateries filed this week to run for the Legislature in Eastern Washington’s vast 7th District.