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Monday, October 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Jimmy Marks

Personal: Age 50 … Born on the riverbank in Boise and raised “under the stars in the Northwest” … southeast Spokane resident … former member of the U.S. Holocaust Council and Museum … worked for the Smithsonian Institute under the Bicentennial Commission … International Gypsy Congress diplomat to the United Nations … former U.S. Gypsy Senator for North America … Married, four children and grandchildren “too many to count.”

Education: Completed second grade.

Finances: Missed deadline for filing required Public Disclosure Commission forms.

Issues: Special-education children in regular classrooms: If children have assistants to help them, placing them in regular classrooms is a good idea.

Safe schools: “Have more shovels to clean up all the ice and snow and more people to report dangerous areas to the principals. Give little prizes to the students to report dangerous environments.”

Computers-in-schools tax: Marks voted against it in 1994 and would not support it again. “The school district has plenty of funds to buy what they need.”

His guiding lights: Try to help everyone who needs help.

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