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Kevin Parker

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2010 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 43

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Coffee shop owner

KEVIN PARKER

Education: Undergraduate degree from Whitworth University; MBA from George Fox University; executive leadership studies at Harvard University.

Work experience: Owns several Spokane coffee shops; adjunct professor at Whitworth and Gonzaga universities; incumbent state representative; was working as a volunteer youth counselor at Columbine High School during the 1999 massacre that killed 13 and injured 21 others.

Political experience: Three terms in the Washington House of Representatives.


On this race:

Elected Experience: 6th Legislative District State Representative, ’08-’10.

Other Professional Experience: President/Owner of Dutch Bros. Coffee in Spokane; President/Owner of Parker & Associates financial services; Area Director for Young Life; Staff for Congressman Denny Smith.

Education: Whitworth University – BA in Political Science; George Fox University – Master of Business Administration; Harvard University Kennedy School of Government – Leadership Certificate

Community Service: YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, SNAP, Young Life, Meth Action Team, Operation Spokane Heroes, Greater Spokane Incorporated, GSI Armed Services Committee, Student assistant to Whitworth University President Bill Robinson. 

Statement: Representatives must earn the right to serve. Kevin has visited over 25,000 homes to hear the voice of his district. He works with tireless energy and enthusiasm to make Spokane a great place to live and work. Kevin successfully completed his first term where he advocated for building a first class education system by funding the fundamentals first, encouraging economic and job growth by keeping taxes and regulations restrained, and fighting for our share of transportation dollars to complete the North/South corridor.

Kevin is committed to being your voice in Olympia, working to promote Effective Leadership for Washington.

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Kevin Parker (R) 42,656 100%

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