Spokane County Commissioner, District 3
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969-72, French moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho where he received his bachelor's in architecture with a minor in business finance in 1977.
French has more than 30 years of experience as a successful businessman, architect, real estate broker, investment consultant and developer in the Pacific Northwest. He has both attracted and assisted new businesses in the region and uses that experience in his role as a commissioner.
Prior to joining the Board of County Commissioners, French served two terms on the Spokane City Council where he was a member of several local, regional and statewide boards and commissions. French has received numerous awards for his leadership skills including the single national award for Outstanding Board Member of the Year for 2008 from the American Public Transportation Association, for which he is the first person in the state of Washington to receive this award.