City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from San Diego State in 1984. Earned a Lean Green Belt certification from Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: City planner and project manager for Solana Beach and San Diego County in California. Worked as planner for the city of Spokane Valley, 2007-14. Worked as regulatory improvement consultant for Eastern Washington for the governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance, 2014-17.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married. Has two children.
- Web: votemarymay.com
Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.
The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the campaign to return the money. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman told Spokane Public Radio the association had reviewed Shea’s social media activity and determined “his beliefs do not reflect the views and values of our organization, member credit unions or customers.”
Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May
Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday evening hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Political novice Mary May, a Democrat, acknowledges that unseating an incumbent Republican in a state House race in the GOP-dominated 4th Legislative District would be no easy task.