City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Graduated from high school in Bellingham. Earned bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Gonzaga University in 1996. Earned law degree from Gonzaga in 2006.
Political experience: Elected to state House every two years since 2008. Serves as assistant ranking minority member on the House’s Labor and Workforce and Judiciary committees.
Work experience: Attorney at M. Casey Law since 2013. Formerly handled personal injury cases at Keith S. Douglass and Associates. Co-founded the Washington Family Foundation. Served 4 ½ years in the army, entering as a lieutenant in 1996, including eight months in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Later served 11 months in Iraq as a captain in the Army and Army National Guard.
Family: Divorced and remarried. No children.
More about Matt Shea
On this race:
Shea declined to answer The Spokesman-Review’s 15-topic legislative candidate questionnaire. Shea’s biggest focus has been on what he calls “the battle to restore a God-honoring constitutional republic,” which is based on issues related largely to state sovereignty. Says county sheriffs should have authority over FBI and other federal law enforcement officers. Says firearms made and sold in Washington should not be restricted by federal laws. Says federal government should make payments it owes states only in gold or silver. Opposes same-sex marriage. Supports rule that require supermajority support to approve tax increases.
|Matt Shea (R)||35,555||56.74 %|
|Amy Biviano (D)||27,110||43.26 %|
OLYMPIA — Changing the way the state casts its Electoral College votes for president would be fairer to Eastern Washington voters, a Spokane Valley legislator said Tuesday. It’s a way Republicans could win the White House through gerrymandered districts without a majority of the popular…
In August, state Rep. Matt Shea appeared to be mending bridges in the local Republican Party. He attended a meeting of the Republicans of Spokane County and won the group’s endorsement. The Republicans of Spokane County is an organization that formed a few years ago…
Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club. The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat…
Amy Biviano, a Democrat, talks about her position on education funding and taxes. She is running for state House in the 4th Legislative District against incumbent Republican state Rep. Matt Shea, who declined to be interviewed.
Amy Biviano, a Democrat, makes her case about why she feels that she’s the best choice to represent the state House in the 4th Legislative District. Incumbent Republican state Rep. Matt Shea declined interview requests.
Not shockingly, the Democrat challenging state Rep. Matt Shea’s reelection bid made it extremely clear this week that she will highlight Shea’s charge for carrying a loaded weapon in his pickup without a concealed weapons permit in the fall campaign. Amy Biviano’s campaign mailed ads…
It may have started as a joke but the controversial photo of state Rep. Matt Shea standing on his Democratic challenger’s property has become a political hot potato for Republicans. The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party, who was characterized in The Spokesman-Review and…
The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party is standing behind state Rep. Matt Shea’s decision to post a picture of himself standing on his election opponent’s property on Facebook. But Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, a Republican, says he wishes Shea would have pulled…
State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is refusing to remove a picture of his election opponent’s home from his Facebook page. Amy Biviano, the Democrat who is challenging Shea’s election bid, said Friday that she left voicemails with Shea and with Spokane County Republican Party…
For candidates in a two-person primary like Republican Matt Shea and Democrat Amy Biviano, this week’s election gives them a snapshot of how they are doing right now with voters. This map shows the precincts that each won, and demonstrates that Shea piled up larger…