u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Shelly O'Quinn

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains, parts of N. and S. Spokane) in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

Age: 39

On this race: Elected Experience: Not Applicable

Other Professional Experience: Currently: Workforce Development Manager at Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. Previous: Executive Director - George Nethercutt Foundation; Family Services Director – Habitat for Humanity; Missions Director – First United Methodist Church, Florida; Small Business Development – World Vision Honduras.

Education: Whitworth University, BA, Accounting and Business Management; Monterey Institute of International Studies, MBA

Community Service: Current Boards: Junior Achievement, World Affairs Council of Spokane, SNAP’s Financial Assets Advisory Board. Previous Boards: Red Cross Disaster Committee, Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Volunteered over 2,000 hours with the Spokane Police Department.

Statement: Washington need jobs, not more taxes. This year the legislature irresponsibly increased taxes by $800 million. As your Representative, I will call for a balanced budget with a "priorities of government" approach to spending your tax dollars.  Business should be encouraged to create jobs in Washington, not leave.  We must reform government and cut taxes. As a mother, I believe our education system is our state's highest priority. I will work to ensure our schools are the highest quality.  It's time to bring New Leadership and Balance back to Olympia. Endorsed by Republicans of Spokane County.

Competitors

Last updated: Sept. 1, 2:11 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
John F. Driscoll (D) 15,904 40.49%
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 10,258 26.11%
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