u 2012 Washington General Election

Shelly O'Quinn

A candidate for County Commission, Dist. 2, Spokane County in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 39

On this race: ISSUES: She is promoting economic growth through collaboration between government and business, which is similar to her work at GSI. She promises greater efficiency in government operations to help absorb spending cuts. She supports corrections reforms and alternative sentencing. The growth boundary needs a modest expansion to allow for new housing, she said. The county’s contribution to GSI is essential for growth of jobs and services, she said. NOTABLE: Born in Spokane and graduated from Central Valley High School and then from Whitworth College in 1997. Holds a master's in business administration. Spent two years in Honduras working for World Vision and was first director of George Nethercutt Foundation for civic leadership education. Previously ran for Washington Legislature. Worked for a church mission and nonprofit organizations from 2003 to 2008.

Competitors

Last updated: Nov. 27, 1:53 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 113,996 54.56%
Daryl Romeyn (D) 94,930 45.44%
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