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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rocco Treppiedi

Personal: Age 42 … Born and raised in New York City … Assistant attorney, city of Spokane … formerly staff attorney for Spokane Legal Services Center … North Side resident … Spokane School District Gifted Education Parent Advisory Committee … Married, three children.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice … law degree, Gonzaga University.

Finances: Had raised $1,735 as of Sept. 6. Donors include Spokane attorney Roy Koegen.

Issues: Special-education children in regular classrooms: Considers it a difficult and emotional issue requiring work with the community and educators.

Safe schools: Believes district has a good approach. Officers in high schools are role models, not enforcers.

Computers-in-schools tax: Voted for it in 1994. “If additional tax money is needed, it should be sought.”

His guiding lights: Motivate gifted students with high expectations. Don’t dilute schools’ mission with social services tasks.

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