City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: CEO and founder, North by Northwest
Education: Graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash. in 1974. Earned broadcast journalism degree from Washington State University in 1979. Earned human nutrition master’s degree from WSU in 1984.
Work experience: Co-founded North by Northwest Productions in 1990. Worked as the community affairs director for KHQ-TV from 1986-1990. Served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician at Washington State University while a college student. Served on Community Colleges of Spokane Vocational Advicsory Council in mid-1990s. Former Eagle Scout.
Political experience: Ran for Congress in 2012 against U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Family: Divorced. Has two adult children.
More about Rich Cowan
On this race:
Key issues: Says tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year should be maintained for all but those who earn more than $200,000 a year. Says the Affordable Care Act is an “important first step” in improving the health care system. Believes bailouts to banks and auto industry helped prevent further economic collapse. Supports reclassifying marijuana to allow it to be prescribed by doctors. Supports abortion rights. Supports allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Notable: Besides producing numerous films, Cowan has directed a few as well that were filmed in Spokane.
|Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)||177,481||62 %|
|Rich Cowan (D)||108,548||38 %|
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, and defeated Democrat Rich Cowan in all the counties in the Eastern Washington District, including Spokane County. Click here to see a map of the vote for all of Eastern Washington’s 5th…
Washington state politicians are getting some ink in other publications. Politico has a long piece today assessing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ prospects of moving up in House GOP hierarchy. It mentions she’s been travelling around to other congressional districts to help Republicans campaign…something her Democratic…
About 150 gathered for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign rally this evening in Spokane at the Lincoln Center. There wasn’t much we haven’t heard on the trail before, so here are a few miscellaneous thoughts: — The Democrats appear enthused about the race for Congress….
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and businessman Rich Cowan, a Democrat, give their position on letting income tax cuts expire.
Both candidates for Congress in Spokane’s 5th Congressional District oppose the initiative that would legalize marijuana under many circumstances. But they differ on an issue over which they may have some say. That’s the proposed reclassification of the drug to allow it to be prescribed…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and businessman Rich Cowan, a Democrat, discuss their thoughts on federal marijuana rules.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and businessman Rich Cowan, a Democrat, discuss what they believe should be the federal government’s role in funding the North Spokane freeway and the proposed electric bus system in central Spokane.
The Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the November election used much of the first debate for Congressional seat representing Spokane working to portray the incumbent Republican as an engrained fixture in a bickering Congress. But McMorris Rodgers used her time to…
Democrat Rich Cowan and Republican Mike Baumgartner seem to have a shared problem of getting the incumbents they want to unseat to debate with them as many times as they want. Or at all. Cowan, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has decided to debate her Democratic opponent twice before the November election. After this month’s primary, Democrat Rich Cowan challenged McMorris Rodgers to debate him in each of the 5th Congressional District’s 10 counties. After her town hall meeting on…