Resume: Republican, age 46 … attended Eastern Washington University … Army reserve sergeant … lost 1993 bid for Coeur d’Alene City Council … media relations consultant … former journalist and mining industry spokesman … state senator since 1995 … member, Governor’s Medicaid Reform advisory council; chairman, Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council … married, two children, one grandchild.
Finances: $19,173 total receipts. Top contributors are: Hagadone Hospitality, Coeur d’Alene, $3,050 (in-kind donation); C.H. and Donna Weaver, Hayden Lake, $1,000; Idaho Republican Party, $960; Philip Morris Management Co., New York, $750; Idaho Medical PAC, Boise, $600.
Why running: “Seeing what I’ve been a part of accomplishing during the last two years, the job seems even more important to me than it did the first time I ran.”
What will do first: Continue working on a bill that would contribute state money to school construction.
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