City: Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Whitworth University and a master’s in business administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
Political experience: Elected to the Spokane County Commission in 2012. Ran unsuccessfully for state House of Representatives in 2010.
Work experience: Worked for Greater Spokane Inc., Habitat for Humanity and the Inland Northwest Community Foundation in Spokane. Led the George Nethercutt Foundation as executive director. Worked with World Vision developing small businesses in Honduras. Directed a mission for First United Methodist Church in Stuart, Florida.
Family: Divorced. Has two children.
On this race:
Elected Experience: Not Applicable
Other Professional Experience: Currently: Workforce Development Manager at Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. Previous: Executive Director - George Nethercutt Foundation; Family Services Director – Habitat for Humanity; Missions Director – First United Methodist Church, Florida; Small Business Development – World Vision Honduras.
Education: Whitworth University, BA, Accounting and Business Management; Monterey Institute of International Studies, MBA
Community Service: Current Boards: Junior Achievement, World Affairs Council of Spokane, SNAP’s Financial Assets Advisory Board. Previous Boards: Red Cross Disaster Committee, Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Volunteered over 2,000 hours with the Spokane Police Department.
Statement: Washington need jobs, not more taxes. This year the legislature irresponsibly increased taxes by $800 million. As your Representative, I will call for a balanced budget with a "priorities of government" approach to spending your tax dollars. Business should be encouraged to create jobs in Washington, not leave. We must reform government and cut taxes. As a mother, I believe our education system is our state's highest priority. I will work to ensure our schools are the highest quality. It's time to bring New Leadership and Balance back to Olympia. Endorsed by Republicans of Spokane County.
|John F. Driscoll (D)||15,904||40.50 %|
|Shelly O’Quinn (R)||10,258||26.10 %|
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There have been no debates for one of the most contested primaries in Eastern Washington, the race for a state House seat representing the 6th District.The one debate that was scheduled for incumbent Democrat John Driscoll and Republicans Shelly O’Quinn and John Ahern was cancelled…