City: Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from high school from Northwest Christian School. Earned bachelor’s in business administration from Trinity Western University in British Columbia.
Political experience: First time running for office.
Work experience: Worked two years as executive director of Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium; three years as development director at Volunteers of America; eight years program assistant, accountant and grant writer at Catholic Charities; two years as office assistant at Bloomsday Association; and three years as an accountant at GM Nameplate in Seattle.
Family: Married to Joe Murano. Has one child.
Republican Mike Volz is holding a solid 6.5 percentage point lead in the race for a Spokane Legislative seat against Democrat Kay Murano.
Voters in Washington’s 6th Legislative District have clear choices when they step into the ballot box. Jeff Holy, Mike Volz and Jenny Graham would best represent the region.
A Republican incumbent state representative will defend his seat in the West Plains against a Democratic challenger who hopes to grow awareness of housing issues at the state level. Mike Volz, who first won his 6th District seat in 2016 and also works as the Spokane County chief deputy treasurer, said education issues got him into politics and he plans to continue his efforts if re-elected November.
A one-term Republican incumbent state representative will defend his seat in the West Plains against a Democratic challenger who hopes to grow awareness of housing issues at the state level.
Five candidates vying for the West Plains’ three open seats answered Eastern Washington University student’s questions on social policy and criminal justice reform in a public forum Wednesday.
A trio of Democrats has filed for office in the state’s 6th Legislative district, which encompasses much of the West Plains. They’re spurred by Demcoratic victories in early contests and what appears to be a contested Congressional race in Eastern Washington, as well as a somewhat open field following the announced departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner.