City: Medical Lake, Washington
Political experience: Appointed to open seat on Medical Lake City Council in 2016. Served on the Parks and Recreation, Finance and Public Safety committees of Medical Lake.
Work experience: Has worked as a project coordinator for 15 years and has worked for many firms, including OAC Services, CH2M Hill and FL Smidth. Served in the Air Force as a Morse systems operator from 1981 to 1987.
Education: Graduated from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1981, and received a bachelor’s in business management from Whitworth University in 2007.
Priorities: Her top priority is to create a nonvolunteer fire department and EMT system.
Family: Has 17-year-old twins.
Medical Lake has no debt, and the candidates for one of the seats on the City Council agree it should stay that way. But how the city should spend its money on depends on which candidate you ask.