City: Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in 1976. Earned master’s degree at WSU College of Nursing in 2009.
Work experience: Former instructor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, retired nurse.
Political experience: State committeewoman with Spokane County Democrats, elected to the legislative health policy council of the Washington State Nurses Association.
Family: Married. Three daughters, three stepdaughters.
The national debate about whether down-ticket Republicans should stand by Donald Trump following comments he made 11 years ago about groping women has trickled into the race for a House seat in Spokane County’s 6th Legislative District.
After a tumultuous primary race, a retired nurse and the chief deputy treasurer for Spokane County are competing for the seat formerly held by four-term lawmaker Kevin Parker.
6th Legislative District: Lynnette Vehrs and Mike Volz agree on the need to fully fund education, but little else
The two candidates vying for the 6th Congressional district positioned themselves as representing a continuation of Rep. Kevin Parker’s eight-years in office, and new, more liberal leadership focused largely on health care reform, Monday.
Five candidates have filed to succeed Kevin Parker, a popular Republican lawmaker who announced in May he would not seek his fifth term in the House of Representatives. The field includes three Republicans, an independent and a Democrat seeking to be the first left-leaning lawmaker elected in the district since 2008.
Republican Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election