OLYMPIA – One of the most popular ways to register to vote is to sign up when applying for a driver’s license. Unless you’re 16 or 17, the time when most drivers get their first license but are too young to vote. State Rep. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, thinks the state should help those young drivers and all 16- and 17-year-olds become good voters by letting them “pre-register” to vote so they’ll automatically be added to the rolls when they turn 18. Read more
A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington General Election
Age: 47City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: State representative
On this race: Says his business experience as a Spokane Indians Baseball Club executive and co-owner make him “uniquely qualified” to work on job creation and says his record shows he fights for “great public schools.” Opposes constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds votes to approve tax increases. Supports same-sex marriage. Opposes initiative to allow charter schools. Agrees with state Supreme Court ruling that says state isn’t adequately funding education and says new revenue is needed, perhaps through tax reform. Opposes rule requiring minors to receive parental consent to receive an abortion.
Career: State respresentative, executive and minority owner of Spokane Indians Baseball Club, where he formerly served as general manager and president for 18 years.
Education: Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md., in 1986. Received bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University in 1990.
Political experience: Elected to state House in 2010. Serves as Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee. Former member of city’s Human Services Advisory Board and Mayor Mary Verner’s Citizens Financial Advisory Committee.
Family: Divorced. Has one school-age daughter.
Last updated: Nov. 13, 6:02 p.m. Election results
|Andy Billig (D)||28,305||57.79%|
|Nancy McLaughlin (R)||20,673||42.21%|
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