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About Jeff

PERSONAL:
Jeff lives in Cheney with his wife, Cindy. They have two children, both in college.

EDUCATION: 

  • Washington State University, Bachelor's degree in Psychology
  • Washington State Criminal Justice Academy, state accreditation
  • Washington State Criminal Justice Commission, certification
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, admitted to Washington State Bar in 1990

LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Sunshine Committee, 2013 - current
  • Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee, 2013 - current
  • House Republican Assistant Whip, 2013 - current

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Currently a sole practitioner attorney, with more than 20 years of experience
  • Retired after 22 years as Spokane police officer and detective
  • Previous experience working at a foundry, at a lumber treatment plant, driving a combine, and as insurance claims representative

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Offers volunteer legal service
  • Previous involvement with Little League, Cheney school board, Catholic Parish Council, Spokane Deaf Services

MILITARY SERVICE:

  • 1981-1982: Army National Guard
  • 1975-1978: U.S. Army

PUBLIC SERVICE:

  • State representative: 2013 - current
  • LEOFF II Director, 2005 - current: Washington State Law Enforcement and Fire Fighter Retirement Plan 2 Board setting policy and administering $6 billion in retirement benefits for 17,000 members. Currently the best funded active state pension system in the country.