City: Republic, Washington
Education: Attended Republic High School and obtained GED in 1978. Graduated from Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy during active duty 1980-1984.
Political experience: Ran for governor of Washington as a Republican in 2020, losing to Democrat Jay Inslee.
Work experience: Served in U.S. Army 1980-1986, worked as police officer in Republic 2010-2020. Campaigning full-time since 2020 gubernatorial race.
Family: Married to Barb Culp. Has two adult children.
Campaign contributions: As of June 30, raised $300,000 and had $53,000 on hand.
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