City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Coffee shop owner
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.
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.
Several area state legislators accepted campaign contributions from a BP employees’ political action committee after this year’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – including two Democrats in tough re-election battles. BP political action committees have given to almost 50 campaigns in Washington since the spill.
A Spokane legislative district tops the state for money raised by candidates, and is near the top for spending that money before the August primary. The 6th Legislative District – which curves around central Spokane’s core from the Whitworth area to the South Hill – is often a pricey political battleground. Its last three state Senate races have been the three most expensive in state history, with the 2006 contest between Democrat Chris Marr and Republican incumbent Brad Benson at the top of the list. Nearly $818,000 was spent in that race for a seat that pays just over $42,000 per year.
Click on the image to get to the PDC’s interactive map on legislative campaign spending.A Spokane legislative district is tops in the state for money raised by candidates, and near the top for spending that money before the August primary.The 6th Legislative District – which…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and state Rep. Kevin Parker will be making presentations to the Republicans of Spokane County at 6:30 tonight.McMorris Rodgers’ plans to explain “Where America is Headed” and Parker will discuss “The Condition of Our State.” (Haven’t seen advanced copies of…
Among the most thankless jobs in the world is that of a political candidate in Washington state in the weeks before the August primary. The ability to continue the noble quest for elective office depends on voters who are just returning from vacation, on vacation or preparing for vacation.
Less than three days left in candidate filing week, state Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, still has no opponent.Sixth Legislative District seats are highly competitive, but Democrats remain without a challenger to Parker, who unseated Rep. Don Barlow, D-Spokane, in 2008.Democratic officials haven’t offered any names…
OLYMPIA – A new tax proposal would place unfair burdens on a wide range of residents, from janitors to plastic surgeons and cigar sellers to candy makers, opponents of the plan said Tuesday. It would also raise money for schools, colleges, the poor and the sick, supporters of the proposal said.
OLYMPIA – Conservative activists in Idaho and Washington are trying to force the federal government to keep out of issues such as guns, health care and the environment. Through legislation and initiatives, people aligned with what’s variously known as the 10th Amendment or State Sovereignty movement are trying to pass state laws that limit what the federal government can do within a state’s borders.
OLYMPIA – Conservative activists in Washington and Idaho are trying to force the federal government to “keep out” on issues ranging from guns to health care to the environment.Through legislation and initiatives, people aligned with what’s variously known as the 10th Amendment or State Sovereignty…