State Rep. Kevin Parker has plenty of time on his hands, politically speaking.
The Republican from Spokane's 6th District doesn't have an opponent in this year's election. So over the weekend, he signed on as honorary chairman of Cathy McMorris Rodgers' congressional re-election campaign.
According to the press release, she is pleased and he is honored. She wants him to help her campaign "move forward". He wants to make sure the campaign stays in touch with voters while she's back in that other Washington.
The press release also contains some bio information on Parker, such as his co-ownership of coffee shops, serving as a leadership instructor at Fairchild Air Force Base and adjunct business prof at Whitworth University.
He was also "honorary commander for Fairchild" last year, it notes. We're guessing as honorary commander of the base, Parker didn't get to order launches of any of the planes. Perhaps this honorary gig will be more action-packed.