A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington General Election
City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Valedictorian of Nampa High School, Class of 1976; attended Boise State University for one semester.
Political experience: Served two terms on the Spokane City Council, winning elections in 2005 and 2009. Appointed to the Spokane County Commission in February; previously served as a precinct committee officer. Former president of the Association of Washington Cities. Former president of Parent-Teacher Organization at Madison Elementary.
Work experience: Founded D-MAC Construction, a kitchen and bath remodeling company, with her husband in 1980 and still runs the business; worked for Treasure Valley Woodworking, her parents’ cabinet business; served as an administrative assistant for a plant breeder in Nampa, Idaho, and for a doctor in Spokane.
Family: Married, three children
More about Nancy McLaughlin
On this race:
Says she would bring “common sense” leadership to fight against high taxes and excessive regulations and would focus on creating jobs and education reform. Supports constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds votes to approve tax increases. Opposes same-sex marriage. Supports initiative to allow charter schools. Agrees with state Supreme Court ruling that says state isn’t adequately funding education, but says taxes don’t need to be increased. Supports rule requiring minors to receive parental consent to receive an abortion.