Resume: 47, lifelong Spokane-area resident … elected county commissioner in August 1995 for one-year term … former professional mountaineer … freelance photographer, writer, author of three adventure books … former member Spokane County Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee … member Spokane Guild School Foundation Board, Friends of the Centennial Trail board, state Nature Conservancy board … volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with Spokane County Fire District 9 … bachelor’s degree in geology, Washington State University … married, three children. Lives in Foothills area.
Finances: Has raised $14,650 at last count; largest contribution $1,000 from Washington Water Power Co, $550 from Spokane firefighters union.
Why running: “I believe the most effective way to maintain (Spokane’s) quality of life for our citizens is to be involved as an elected official who speaks as a voice for the people.”
Top priority: “Help create a long-range management plan for Spokane County government, and follow it.”
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