Personal: Age 55 … raised on a farm near Waterville, Wash. … moved to Spokane 42 years ago … semiretired real estate broker … former director, Spokane Board of Realtors … former reserve, Spokane Police Department …… married, three children, seven grandchildren.
Education: Lewis and Clark High School … Realtor Institute.
Finances: Raised about $5,400 as of Sept. 11, including $300 from past campaign. Contributors include Council members Phyllis Holmes and Mike Brewer, and $250 from Washington Water Power.
Issues: Downtown: Supports public-private partnerships and thinks everything possible should be done to keep downtown viable.
Consolidation: Would like to see an analysis that shows consolidation’s true costs. Worries about impacts on services, especially parks.
Public safety: The city’s “most critical issue.” Won’t support cuts to fire or police budgets. “They’re running about as thin as they can.”
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