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A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley) in the 2011 Washington General Election
Age: 54City: Spokane Valley, WA
On this race: Baxter was appointed to the seat in January following a controversial selection process that Republican insiders say was intended to benefit state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, who wanted the appointment. Then, during the legislative session, Baxter announced that he wanted to make the temporary appointment permanent and would run for the remainder of the term.
Baxter owns and operates three companies that provide credit-card and teller-machine services to other small businesses. He advocates low taxes and limited government.
- Web: votejeffbaxter.com
Last updated: Nov. 15, 7:54 a.m. Election results
|Michael Padden (R)||20,019||55%|
|Jeffrey Baxter (R)||16,378||45%|
|Details & headlines about this race|
A hand recount of 10 precincts in the state Senate race between Mike Padden and Jeff Baxter gets underway on…Read more
Spokane County election officials expect to start and complete on Tuesday the first two of the three recounts they need…Read more
Spokane County election officials took advantage Thursday of an opportunity to test their vote-counting machines for free. The county Canvassing Board – Auditor Vicky Dalton, Commissioner Al French and County Attorney Jim Emacio – reversed course and decided to use the machines for a mandatory recount in a close Spokane City Council race. Read more
Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots in his unsuccessful bid to retain his seat despite losing the race by more than 3,400 votes. Baxter’s opponent in the contest, Mike Padden, was sworn in as senator representing the Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District on Tuesday soon after the Spokane County Canvassing Board certified the results. Read more
Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots in his unsuccessful bid to retain his…Read more
Because of a quirk in state law, Spokane’s 4th Legislative District will have one senator for the first day of the upcoming special session and a different senator for the rest of it. Republican Mike Padden is the apparent winner of the race to fill a seat that came open earlier this year when veteran Sen. Bob McCaslin resigned for health reasons. Padden has a mathematically insurmountable lead over Jeff Baxter, a fellow Republican appointed to the seat earlier this year. Read more
Because of a quirk in state law, Spokane’s 4th Legislative District will have one senator for the first day…Read more
Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District is so Republican that voters have elected the GOP candidate 38 times in the 40 legislative elections since 1980. So Republican that both candidates in this year’s special state Senate race are Republicans. But as incumbent Jeff Baxter, 51, and former state Rep. Mike Padden, 64, split the GOP vote, it could be independents and Democrats who decide who will fill the final year of the state Senate seat. Read more
OLYMPIA — The Association of Washington Business endorsed Jeff Baxter Friday in the race for the state Senate seat in Spokane…Read more
OLYMPIA – About half of the 15 members of the Spokane-area legislative delegation have volunteered for the same level of pay…Read more
The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce’s first candidate fair last week was sparsely attended by the public and candidates alike. During the three-hour event last Thursday only a few people circulated through the large room at CenterPlace at a time. And of the seven candidates who attended, two candidates for the state Senate left about halfway through the event. Those attending were Spokane Valley City Council candidates John Carroll, Ben Wick and Dee Dee Loberg; 4th District Senate candidates Jeff Baxter and Mike Padden, Spokane City Council candidate Steve Salvatori and Spokane mayoral candidate Michael Noder. Read more
State Sen. Jeff Baxter is holding a campaign kickoff Wednesday night at the Mirabeau Park Hotel.
This may seem a…Read more
SEATTLE — The official in charge of Washington state’s food stamp and child support agency has resigned amid an uproar over televised remarks he made that appeared to dismiss evidence of welfare fraud. Read more
OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan support to a $32.1 billion spending plan that sets the stage for negotiations with the House in the legislative equivalent of extra innings. The 2011-’13 general operating fund budget pays for many of the state’s programs, agencies and salaries. The Senate proposal cuts almost all of them below the money needed to continue services at current levels. Read more
OLYMPIA — RepublicanJeff Baxter will run in this year's special election in an effort to keep the state Senate seat…Read more
OLYMPIA — Spokane-area freshmen senators continue to get razzed even when they aren't making their first floor speeches.
More senior…Read more
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe…Read more
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics to fill that spot. Answer: Everyone. Read more