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Kevin Parker

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2010 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 47

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Coffee shop owner

KEVIN PARKER

Education: Undergraduate degree from Whitworth University; MBA from George Fox University; executive leadership studies at Harvard University.

Work experience: Owns several Spokane coffee shops; adjunct professor at Whitworth and Gonzaga universities; incumbent state representative; was working as a volunteer youth counselor at Columbine High School during the 1999 massacre that killed 13 and injured 21 others.

Political experience: Three terms in the Washington House of Representatives.

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Candidate Votes Pct
Kevin Parker (R) 42,656 100%

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