City: Rockford, Washington
Education: Graduated from Rockford High School in 1949.
Political experience: Sat on the Rockford Town Council in the late 1950s.
Work experience: Drafted into the military. Worked in a bank. Owned private insurance agency for 37 years. Worked as the secretary of the Spokane County Fire District 11 for 48 years and a volunteer firefighter for 45 years.
Family: Married to Alene Willmschen.