City: Pullman, WA
Elected Experience: Elected in 2009 to the Washington State House of Representatives
Other Professional Experience: Former director of public affairs at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, a high-tech manufacturer in Pullman; former U.S. Senate aide; forest landowner and manager; foundation in production agriculture raising wheat, barley, peas and lentils with cow-calf operation.
Education: Degree in business management from Lewis-Clark State College
Community Service: Boardmember, Pullman Chamber of Commerce; former boardmember of Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Northwest Children's Home and the Association of Washington Business
Statement: Susan Fagan is a leader utitlizing her background in high-tech manufacturing, forestry and farming to reform state government. Improving the economic climate is her top priority, and is key to ensuring quality schools, transportation improvements, public safety and helping those most in need.
Representative Fagan just completed her first session in Olympia and believes there are better ways to run state government. She knows we can't tax our way out of the recession but must grow ourselves to prosperity. We must prioritize programs, get spending under control, and encourage job creators and entrepreneurs to put people back to work.
OLYMPIA – All of Washington’s education systems and programs, from preschool through graduate degrees at universities, should be working together and overseen by a single office, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday. Gregoire proposed creating the cabinet position of secretary of education – appointed by the governor and approved by the Legislature – and placing responsibility for the many “silos” of education at all age levels into that office. That would include the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, a constitutionally mandated official, elected by voters every four years.
Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.