A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley) in the 2011 Washington General Election
City: Spokane Valley, WA
Baxter owns and operates three companies that provide credit-card and teller-machine services to other small businesses. He advocates low taxes and limited government.
- Web: votejeffbaxter.com
SEATTLE — The official in charge of Washington state’s food stamp and child support agency has resigned amid an uproar over televised remarks he made that appeared to dismiss evidence of welfare fraud.
OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan support to a $32.1 billion spending plan that sets the stage for negotiations with the House in the legislative equivalent of extra innings. The 2011-’13 general operating fund budget pays for many of the state’s programs, agencies and salaries. The Senate proposal cuts almost all of them below the money needed to continue services at current levels.
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics to fill that spot. Answer: Everyone.
OLYMPIA – As he paused from unpacking books Monday onto mostly empty shelves in his mostly empty office, Jeff Baxter, the Spokane-area’s newest state senator, reflected on the last month: “It’s been a whirlwind.” In 30 days, he went from being a Spokane Valley businessman active in local GOP politics to a nominee for an open seat to taking the oath of office in the Senate chamber. He got his office and committee assignments – Judiciary, Human Services and the budget-writing Ways and Means committees – met with Gov. Chris Gregoire and began getting acclimated to the Capitol.