City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 2000. Earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Washington in 2003. Earned a law degree from the Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles in 2006.
Political experience: First run for public office.
Work experience: Attorney at Natasha L. Hill, P.S., in the Browne's Addition neighborhood of Spokane. Adjunct professor at Gonzaga Law School, coaching their civil and human rights moot court teams.
Family: Single. Has two children.
KSPS hosted this debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democrat Natasha Hill. Spokesman-Review reporter Kip Hill and Inlander reporter Daniel Walters were panelists for the event.
McMorris Rodgers, Hill debate abortion, election integrity, policing and more during televised debate for 5th Congressional district seat
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seeking her 10th term in Congress, attempted to tie her Democratic opponent, Natasha Hill, to what she sees as the failed policies of the Biden administration on public safety and plans for “radical” laws addressing abortion. Hill, at times turning directly to address McMorris Rodgers, accused the congresswoman of being beholden to donors over the people of Eastern Washington and failing to tamp down election conspiracy theories.
Mid-term elections, like mid-term exams, are a time to find out whether things are going well or changes need to be made. This year, however, candidates on the ballot seem to be offering different answers as voters put them to the test.
The election has not drawn the national-level interest that was seen in the last midterm contest, when Lisa Brown and McMorris Rodgers ran neck-and-neck in fundraising in a contest that sent the congresswoman back for her eighth term in Washington D.C. Both candidates expressed concern about the direction of the country, largely mirroring a party divide that has broken out nationally as the parties seek control in Congress.
McMorris Rodgers, who at 53 years old is seeking her 10th term in Congress, finished first in balloting with a little more than 50% of the vote. Democratic voters in the district put Natasha Hill second, with 31% of the vote counted Tuesday. Fellow Democratic candidate Ann Marie Danimus, 51, won 11% of the Tuesday vote.
For those who liking waiting to the last minute to cast their ballots, here’s a look at the candidate field.
District 5 Congressional race: Two Democrats and a Republican seek to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, who’s eyeing 10th term
Natasha Hill, a 39-year-old local attorney and Hillyard native, and Ann Marie Danimus, a 51-year-old marketing professional with ties to the region’s rural reaches, have both filed as Democrats to unseat McMorris Rodgers, 53, who’s seeking a 10th term in Washington D.C. Sean Clynch, a 60-year-old substitute teacher and Army veteran, rounds out the primary ballot as a Republican.
Democrats Natasha Hill and Ann Marie Danimus are early filers hoping to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
The two women vying to do what no Democrat has been able to in nine tries both say they will be better representatives for Eastern Washington that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
When going got tough, Spokane County redistricting committee abandoned pricey contractor for a free app
When time was of the essence, the bipartisan committee that split Spokane County into five commissioner districts abandoned its contractor in favor of a free app that worked much better.
‘Fair’ and ‘historic’: Committee approves map splitting Spokane County into five new commissioner districts
After seven months of meetings, it’s now clear what Spokane County’s commissioner districts will look like for the next decade.