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Shelly O'Quinn

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

Age: 45

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.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
John F. Driscoll (D) 15,904 40.49%
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 10,258 26.11%

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Shelly O’Quinn calls district home

A legislative candidate who moved into the Spokane-area district she wants to represent just months before filing notice that she would run is dismissing as a nonissue criticism questioning her short-term residency. Shelly O’Quinn, who grew up in Spokane Valley, moved to a South Hill rental home with her family in April 2009. In September, she filed notice with the state Public Disclosure Commission that she was running for the 6th Legislative District House seat now held by Democrat John Driscoll.

6th Legislative District

John E. Ahern Personal: 75. Republican. Married. Has three grown children.

Newcomer battles familiar faces in 6th

Two years ago John Driscoll beat four-term incumbent state Rep. John Ahern by only 72 votes. This year, the two face off again in the August primary, along with political newcomer Shelly O’Quinn in a three-way primary that has been one of the most contentious for local Republicans.

GOP hopeful’s speech secretly taped, posted

It’s the case of the unknown videographer, and it highlights the tension between the campaigns of legislative candidates John Ahern and Shelly O’Quinn. A low-tech video of O’Quinn speaking to the Friday Morning Republican Breakfast Club was posted on YouTube in early May. O’Quinn said she was unaware she was being recorded.

Primary for 6th will be debateless

It’s one of the most contested primaries in Eastern Washington, but voters won’t get a chance to see a debate of the candidates for the state House seat representing the 6th Legislative District before the Aug. 17 primary.

O’Quinn video on YouTube causes stir in GOP

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6th Legislative District candidates, issues

John E. Ahern Personal: 75. Republican. Married. Has three grown children.

Newcomer battles familiar faces in 6th

Two years ago John Driscoll beat four-term incumbent state Rep. John Ahern by only 72 votes. This year, the two face off again in the August primary, along with political newcomer Shelly O’Quinn in a three-way primary that has been one of the most contentious for local Republicans.