HOMETOWN: Born and raised in Bellingham, Washington but lives in Thompson Falls, Mont.
FAMILY: Wife, Gail; two sons, one daughter
EDUCATION: Attended Skagit Valley College for one year in 1965 before landing an apprenticeship with a corporation on the Washington Coast and becoming a machinist.
POLITICAL OR PUBLIC SERVICE: Candidate for Senate District #7, 2004, 2000; Commissioner, Sanders County Park Board.
CAMPAIGN WEB SITE: http://www.greghinkle.org/
Hinke says he's the conservative in SD 7
By MEGAN McLEAN
Republican Greg Hinkle hopes to win his third race for state senator in District 7 so he can argue for energy efficiency, less state spending and more focus on local agricultural.-MORE-