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Ron Mcarthur

Personal: Age 61 … born in Wallace, Idaho, and moved to Spokane at 14 … semi-retired radio broadcaster … chemical dependency counselor … former real estate broker and insurance agent .. former restaurant owner … helped organize a citizens retreat … served two years in the U.S. Army … married with two grown children and four grandchildren.

Education: Bachelor of arts in journalism, Eastern Washington University, 1958.

Finances: Raised about $2,000 in small cash contributions.

Issues: Downtown: Thinks the city needs to change its view of downtown as a large retail center to that of a center with small shops, housing and entertainment.

Consolidation: Opposes proposed plan, but supports consolidating a few areas where it’s cost effective. Worries about the charter’s effect on taxes.

Public Safety: Supports strengthened enforcement of traffic laws. Supports increased police investigation of burglaries and noninjury accidents.

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