Jacquelin Maycumber, Shelly Short’s former legislative assistant, was appointed to fill the seat Short vacated in the state House of Representatives in order to take a seat in the state Senate.
“She actually has that experience of being in the House,” said Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party.
Maycumber was selected by the boards of commissioners from Spokane, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry and Okanogan counties in a 12-3 vote Wednesday evening. Okanogan County Commissioner Chris Branch, Pend Oreille County Commissioner Steve Kiss and Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn cast their votes for John Smith, who was appointed to the seat in 2013 and served for one session before losing the seat in an election.
The third candidate, conservative activist Larry Stuckney, did not receive any votes.
Maycumber will be required to run for the 7th District House seat in the November election.
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