City: Colfax, WA
Education: Graduated from Colfax High School. Has bachelor's degree in accounting with minor in economics from Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: Farmer and small-business owner for 35 years.
Political experience: State representative representing 9th Legislative District since 2007. Served on Washington Barley Commission from 1990 to 1997 and National Barley improvement Committee from 1991 to 1996.
Family: Married. Has no children.
On this race:
Elected Experience: Appointed to State Representative position December 2007 Won election in 2008
Other Professional Experience: Washington Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Graduate of Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation, Washington Barley Commission
Education: BA in Accounting with minor in Economics from Eastern Washington University
Community Service: 9 years of Little League coaching, Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church
Statement: I have served the 9th District for the past three years. Two issues that continue to surface throughout the District are jobs and the state budget. We need as many people working as possible and remove impediments from business so that they can hire and keep people employed. With the economy in its current condition, the state needs to live within its means. We need to prioritize spending and use the taxpayer's money wisely eliminating government waste. With my business background along with accounting and economics disciplines, I understand the impact state government has on each family and business.
|Joe Schmick (R)||15,623||71.96 %|
|Glen R. Stockwell (R)||6,089||28.04 %|