On this race: Elected Experience: State Senator; Vice-Chair, Transportation Committee Other Professional Experience: Chris has held management positions with Ford Motor Company and McDonald's Corporation; 20 years as managing partner of the Foothills Auto Group in the Spokane area.
Education: BA-1979, MBA-1981, San Francisco State University
Community Service: Chris has served as: Greater Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce (now GSI) Chairman, Chair of the State Transportation Commission, Spokane Symphony Orchestra Trustee, Chairman of the Boards of Empire Health Services and Inland Northwest Health Services, W.S.U. Regent, Board of Governors of the W.S.U. Foundation. He currently serves on the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Board and Group Health Foundation Board.
Statement: Chris Marr knows Spokane. Before he was our State Senator, Chris built a successful local business on a foundation of Spokane values: honesty, hard work, and living within a budget. He learned these values from his mother who raised four kids alone, working two jobs to make ends meet. Chris promised that he would fight for our fair share of State resources, and he has delivered for Spokane families and businesses.
Fighting Tax Increases: As our Senator, Chris Marr voted against overturning the Taxpayer Protection Act (I-960), and fought to reduce taxes that could devastate our local businesses. Good Jobs: A former business owner, Chris understands the challenges our local businesses face. He has created and supported legislation that allowed new industries and businesses to form and create new jobs right here in Spokane. He supports targeted small business tax relief. Quality Education: The parent of two Spokane school grads, Chris knows we must invest in a skilled work force. He helped lead the expansion the Riverpoint campus. Transportation: Chris made sure Western Washington paid for its own projects, and that Spokane got state and federal support for safer roads.
Elect Chris Marr: Leadership for Spokane, by Spokane, from Spokane