Personal: Age 51 … born in Charleston, S.C. .. moved to Spokane nine years ago … coowner of Empire Ford … member, Community Colleges of Spokane board of trustees … member, Momentum board … steward, Bethel AME Church … past president, Lilac Festival Association … married, one grown son.
Education: Master’s degree in urban studies from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas … bachelor’s degree in economics, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala.
Finances: Raised about $14,000 as of Sept. 11, including about $2,000 from Ford dealers in other cities.
Issues: Downtown: The lifeblood of the city, needs to be “vital, vibrant and alive.”
Consolidation: Supports the concept, especially representative districts, more citizen input and less duplication. Worries about possibility of increased taxes.
Public Safety: More money isn’t the answer. City must “find a way to bond our young people to our community,” getting them involved in churches, schools and community centers.
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