A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley) in the 2011 Washington General Election
City: Spokane Valley, WA
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.
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.
As he paused from unpacking books Monday onto mostly empty shelves above a mostly empty desk in his mostly empty office, the Spokane-area’s newest state senator reflected on the last month: “It’s been a whirlwind.”
Diane Baxter adjusts the flag pin on her husband Jeff Baxter’s lapel before he is sworn in Monday. OLYMPIA – As he paused from unpacking books Monday onto mostly empty shelves above a mostly empty desk in his mostly empty office, the Spokane-area’s newest senator…
OLYMPIA — Wasting no time after being named to the open 4th District Senate seat Friday evening, Jeff Baxter was sworn in Monday morning in a brief ceremony before the day’s session got underway. With his wife Diane holding the family Bible, Baxter took the…
Bulletin: Republican District Leader and small businessman Jeff Baxter was named to replace state Sen. Bob McCaslin this afternoon by Spokane County Commissioners. My colleague John Craig has full details here, but not everyone who reads Spin Control checks The Spokesman-Review’s Web page, so we…
After a daylong interview process, Spokane County commissioners unanimously selected Jeff H. Baxter to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate.
Candidates in a contentious process to fill a vacant state Senate seat will be asked to take an oath when they’re interviewed today. Spokane County commissioners hadn’t planned to require sworn testimony until state Rep. Matt Shea’s legislative assistant, Jim Robinson, asked Wednesday whether the interviews would be open to the public and under oath.
Longtime state Sen. Bob McCaslin, who resigned last month, doesn’t think state Rep. Matt Shea should replace him. “I wish to state that under no circumstances would I support Matthew Shea for any public office,” McCaslin writes in a letter to Spokane County commissioners.