Candidates for Mayor, City of Wenatchee
- Work: Certified public accountant in business for 23 years, currently operates solo practice for tax planning and preparation.
- Experience: Wenatchee city councilman, 2003 to 2006. Currently serving on boards for QUEST Revolving Loan Fund, Crime Stoppers of the Wenatchee Valley, Community Foundation of NCW and Central Washington Hospital. Past board member for Wenatchee Golf & Country Club, University of Washington Alumni Association, Wenatchee 4th of July Committee, Monitor Park Task Force and Supporters of the Center.
- Education: Graduated Wenatchee High School in 1981; Business Administration and Accounting degree, University of Washington, 1985; masters of science degree in taxation, Golden State University, 1989.
- Personal: 48, lifelong resident of Wenatchee
- Online: www.kuntzformayor.com and on Facebook at Frank Kuntz for Mayor
- Work: Executive legislative assistant for Sen. Linda Evans Parlette since 2003.
- Experience: Fourth generation of her family to own a pear orchard in Sunnyslope; volunteer for Wenatchee High School’s leadership program; counselor for the Mt. Adams Leadership Camp; teaches a leadership course for legislative interns; recently honored by the Wenatchee World as one of 30 under 35 who are the best and brightest young leaders of today and tomorrow.
- Education: Graduated Wenatchee High School; associate arts degree, Wenatchee Valley College; bachelor’s degree, Eastern Washington University
- Personal: 30, lifelong resident of Wenatchee.
- Online: www.electshiloh.org or on Facebook at Shiloh Schauer for Wenatchee Mayor
Jesse Widby II
- Work: Apprentice at Apple Capital Appraisers. Previously network administrator for the Lake Chelan School District; owner of The Computer Doctor in Wenatchee from 1989 to 2001. Worked in a number of labor and management jobs, from crab fishing to computer programming, for businesses in Chelan, Wenatchee, Seattle, and Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Anchorage, Alaska.
- Experience: Boy Scout troop leader for about 10 years.
- Education: Studied computer programming and operations at Alaska Computer Institute and computer sciences at University of Washington.
- Personal: 50, lived in Wenatchee most recently for five years.
- Online: On Facebook at Jesse for Mayor