Elected Experience: State Representative: 2001-2006; State Senator: 2006-present
Other Professional Experience: No information submitted
Education: Gonzaga University, B.A. in political science and sociology.
Community Service: Board member of Crossroads Resource Center, spay and neuter clinic volunteer, Humane Society foster parent.
Statement: Janéa Holmquist, a committed and effective voice for Central Washington! At 31, Janéa was elected the youngest female State Senator in Washington history after serving three terms as our State Representative. Senator Holmquist, a proven voice for lower taxes and less regulation, has fought for small businesses and farms, and has shown compassion for seniors and children! This year Janéa was recognized as the only Senator to not introduce a single fee or tax bill.
Her leadership has been recognized around the state, culminating with honors such as being named: 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) "Outstanding Legislator", the Washington State Potato Commission 2010 Legislator of the Year, the 2009 Association of General Contractors Legislator of the Year, named a 2009 Legislative Hero by the Washington Restaurant Association, and received the 2009 Business Star Award from the Business Institute of Washington.
Holmquist's emphasis remains on: improving the business climate, promoting quality education, ensuring access to quality and affordable health care, decreasing crime, promoting job development, protecting property and water rights, promoting alternative energy and requiring fiscal accountability. Janéa is committed to protecting you, your wallet and your rights!
Let's keep Senator Holmquist's experience and leadership working for us!