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Andy Billig

A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 51

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: State representative

Education: Graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1986. Earned bachelor’s in government from Georgetown University.

Work experience: Part owner and former general manager and president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club.

Political background: Has served in current Senate seat since 2013. Elected to state House in 2010 and 2012. Serves as deputy minority leader. Former member of city's Human Services Advisory Board and Mayor Mary Verner's Citizens Financial Advisory Committee. 

Family: Divorced. Has two children.

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On this race:

Says his business experience as a Spokane Indians Baseball Club executive and co-owner make him “uniquely qualified” to work on job creation and says his record shows he fights for “great public schools.” Opposes constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds votes to approve tax increases. Supports same-sex marriage. Opposes initiative to allow charter schools. Agrees with state Supreme Court ruling that says state isn’t adequately funding education and says new revenue is needed, perhaps through tax reform. Opposes rule requiring minors to receive parental consent to receive an abortion.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Andy Billig (D) 28,305 57.79 %
Nancy McLaughlin (R) 20,673 42.21 %

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