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Ken Withey

Personal: Age 35 … born and raised in Spokane … energy management specialist for Central Valley School District … spent six years in U.S. Navy … founder, COPS Northwest … member, Vision Spokane … organizer, citizens retreat … president, Glover Middle School Parents Advisory Committee … married with five children.

Education: Associate of arts in computer science, Mohegan College, Norwich, Conn. … Shadle Park High School.

Finances: Raised $2,630, including $1,400 of his own money.

Issues: Downtown: Supports downtown revitalization but not at taxpayer expense. Thinks neighborhoods deserve equal treatment.

Consolidation: Says it’s a valiant effort, but can’t support it. He’s a fan of small government. “Making a megagovernment out of the county scares me.”

Public safety: Supports expanding the powers of neighborhood community police substations. Wants to see more officers on the street and fewer administrators.

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