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.
Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.
The commentaries below summarize endorsement positions taken by The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board before the Aug. 18 primary that remain applicable for the Nov. 3 general election. The full editorials can be found online at www.spokesman.com /tags/2009-election-endorsements.
Southeastern Washington legislative candidate Susan Fagan picked up the endorsement of the Republicans’ last two gubernatorial nominees.OK, that was just a chance to see if you were paying attention after a three-day weekend. As anyone with a working knowledge of Washington politics knows, the same…