Cathy McMorris Rodgers
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: U.S. congresswoman
Education: Graduated from the Columbia River Christian Academy, Kettle Falls, in 1986. Earned pre-law bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in 1990 and executive MBA from the University of Washington in 2002.
Political experience: Appointed to state House of Representatives, serving the 7th Legislative District, in 1993. Elected to state House in 1994, where she served until joining Congress. Elected to Congress in 2004. Former Vice Chair of House Republican Conference. Elected chairwoman of House Republican Conference in 2013.
Work experience: Aide to state representative, 1990-93. Worked at her family orchard and fruit stand for 13 years, prior to election to Congress.
Family: Married. Has three young children.
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|Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)||76,116||55.48 %|
|Rich Cowan (D)||46,031||33.55 %|
|Randall Yearout (R)||10,743||7.83 %|
|Ian Moody (N)||4,307||3.14 %|
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, on Thursday backed a proposal creating a national park at three sites central to the creation of atomic weapons, including Hanford. The vote was bipartisan in its support and opposition. It failed 237-180. It needed supermajority support to move…
Flag placed in a name of a victim of the 9/11 attacks at the Ground Zero memorial in New York. Sept. 11 is traditionally a day for politicians to reflect on their thoughts and remembrances of that day in 2001. Today was no different. Inside…
State Rep. Kevin Parker has plenty of time on his hands, politically speaking. The Republican from Spokane’s 6th District doesn’t have an opponent in this year’s election. So over the weekend, he signed on as honorary chairman of Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ congressional re-election campaign. According…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has kicked off the last two nights of the Republican National Convention as the gathering’s host. She hasn’t generated much national attention, though as the host, she probably isn’t supposed to. Here is her first night’s speech: Click inside this…
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…
Tropical Storm Isaac might be bad news in general for the Republican National Convention, but the storm clouds at least have a silver lining for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The storm is shortening the convention by one day, by knocking out all but the official…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown in the revised schedule announced Sunday.
UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, has been given an expanded role at the Republican National Convention. The Republican National Convention is in Tampa this week, if Hurricane Isaac doesn’t blow the GOP into the next county. They just released a revised schedule, because…
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…
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray challenged her Republican counterparts Tuesday to embrace the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, saying the narrower House version leaves out key provisions that would help protect another 30 million women from domestic violence. Murray, a Democrat from Western Washington, hosted several victims of abusive relationships at the NATIVE Project in West Central Spokane.