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Spokane is the largest city in eastern Washington and the metropolitan center of the Inland Empireregion

The following cities and towns in Eastern Washington have over 10,000 inhabitants.[10]

National Parks and other protected areas[edit]

The summit of Goat Peak in the Okanogan National Forest

Limited protection areas[edit]


Eastern Washington is composed of AdamsAsotinBentonChelanColumbiaDouglasFerryFranklinGarfieldGrantKittitasKlickitatLincolnOkanoganPend OreilleSpokaneStevensWalla WallaWhitman, and Yakima counties. Some definitions also include part of Skamania County that lies east of the ridge line of the Cascade Mountains.[11]

5th Congressional District

Washington’s 5th congressional district
WA CD 05-2013.pdf
Current Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (RSpokane)
Population (2000) 654,904
Median income 35,720
Cook PVI R+8[1]

Washington’s 5th congressional district encompasses the Eastern Washington counties of FerryStevensPend OreilleLincolnSpokaneWhitmanWalla WallaColumbiaGarfield, and Asotin. It is centered on Spokane, the state’s second largest city.

Since 2005, the 5th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican. Rodgers’s predecessor, George Nethercutt, defeated Tom Foley, then Speaker of the House, in the 1994 elections; Foley had held the seat since 1965.

In presidential elections, the 5th District was once fairly competitive, but in recent years has generally been a safe bet for the Republicans. Although George W. Bush carried the district with 57% in 2000 and 2004John McCain just narrowly won the district with 52% of the vote, while Barack Obama received 46% in 2008. In 2012, President Obama’s share of the vote dropped to 44%.

The first election in the 5th District was in 1914, won by Democrat Clarence Dill. Following the 1910 census, Washington gained two seats in the U.S. House, from three to five, but did not reapportion for the 1912 election. The two new seats were elected as statewide at-large, with each voter casting ballots for three congressional seats, their district and two at-large. After that election, the state was reapportioned to five districts for the 1914 election. The state’s 6th District was added after the 1930 census and first contested in the 1932 election.


Recent results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Won District Lost District Winning Margin
1992 President Clinton 40% Bush 36% 4%
1996 President Clinton 44% Dole 43% 1%
2008 President McCain 52% Obama 46% 6%
2012 President Romney 54% Obama 44% 10%
2016 President Trump 52% Clinton 39% 13%


List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Electoral history
District created March 4, 1915
Clarence Cleveland Dill.jpg Clarence C. Dill Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
Spokane Lost re-election.
J. Stanley Webster (Washington state Congressman and Judge).jpg J. Stanley Webster Republican March 4, 1919 –
May 8, 1923
Spokane Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Vacant May 8, 1923 –
September 25, 1923
Samuel Billingsley Hill (Washington state Congressman and judge).jpg Samuel B. Hill Democratic September 25, 1923 –
June 25, 1936
Waterville[2] Resigned to become member of the U.S. Board of Tax Appeals.
Vacant June 25, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
CharlesHLeavy.jpg Charles H. Leavy Democratic January 3, 1937 –
August 1, 1942
Veradale[3] Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Vacant August 1, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
WaltHoran.jpg Walt Horan Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1965
Wenatchee Lost re-election.
Tom foley.jpg Tom Foley Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1995
Spokane Lost re-election.
Georgenethercutt.jpg George R. Nethercutt Jr. Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
Spokane Retired to run for U.S. Senator
Cathy McMorris Rodgers official photo.jpg Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican January 3, 2005 –
Spokane First elected in 2004.


See also[edit]


  1. Jump up^ “Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress” (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  2. Jump up^ “Hill elected to Congress”Spokane Daily Chronicle. September 26, 1923. p. 1.
  3. Jump up^ Reilly, W. Newland (July 19, 1943). “Leavy returns to preside over federal court”Spokane Daily Chronicle. p. 3.

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Cathy McMorris Rodgers official photo.jpg
Chair of the House Republican Conference
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Leader John Boehner
Paul Ryan
Preceded by Jeb Hensarling
Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Leader John Boehner
Preceded by Kay Granger
Succeeded by Lynn Jenkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington‘s 5th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by George Nethercutt
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 7th district
In office
January 7, 1994 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Bob Morton
Succeeded by Joel Kretz
Personal details
Born Cathy Anne McMorris
May 22, 1969 (age 49)
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brian Rodgers (m. 2006)
Children 3
Education Pensacola Christian College(BA)
University of Washington(MBA)
Website House website

Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers (born May 22, 1969) is an American politician from Washington where she has served as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district since 2005. The district includes Spokane and the eastern third of the state. McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, serving as Chair of the House Republican Conference. From 1994 to 2004, she served in the Washington House of Representatives, where she became Republican leader.

Early life and education[edit]

Cathy McMorris was born May 22, 1969, in Salem, Oregon, the daughter of Corrine (née Robinson) and Wayne McMorris.[1][2] She is a descendant of pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail in the early 1850s to the Pacific Northwest, where her father’s family pursued agriculture and her mother’s family worked in the forestry industry.[3] In 1974, when McMorris was five years old, her family moved to Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada. The family lived in a cabin while they built a log home on their farm.[1] In 1984, the McMorris family settled in Kettle Falls, Washington, and established the Peachcrest Fruit Basket Orchard and Fruit Stand. Cathy McMorris worked there for 13 years.[1][3]

In 1990, McMorris earned a bachelor’s degree in Pre-law from Pensacola Christian College, a then-unaccredited Independent Baptist liberal arts college.[4][5] McMorris Rodgers subsequently earned an Executive MBA from the University of Washington in 2002.[6]


Washington House of Representatives, 1994–2005[edit]

Following the completion of her undergraduate education, McMorris was hired by State Rep. Bob Morton in 1991.[7] She served as his campaign manager and later his legislative assistant.[8] She became a member of the state legislature when she was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in 1994. Her appointment filled the vacancy that temporarily remained when Rep. Bob Morton was appointed to the Washington State Senate.[8] After being sworn into office on January 11, 1994,[7] she represented the 7th Legislative District (parts or all of the counties of FerryLincolnOkanoganPend OreilleSpokane and Stevens). She successfully retained the seat in a 1994 special election.[9]

During her time in the legislature, McMorris was known for supporting business and rural communities. She supported a bill to improve the health and productivity of state forest lands.[citation needed] When asked to name an instance when she well represented her constituents’ interests, she pointed to a bill she sponsored that would authorize judges to conduct procedural hearings by way of closed circuit television, thereby allowing defendants to be arraigned on video. This new agenda would reduce the time, effort, security, and money that was previously used to transport defendants to physical court hearings.[10] In 1997, she co-sponsored legislation to ban same-sex marriage in Washington State.[11][12]

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, in 2001 she blocked legislation “to replace all references to ‘Oriental’ in state documents with ‘Asian'”, explaining that “I’m very reluctant to continue to focus on setting up different definitions in statute related to the various minority groups. I’d really like to see us get beyond that.”[13]

She voted against a 2004 bill to add sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination law and was a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage.[1] She is credited for sponsoring legislation to require the state reimburse rural hospitals for the cost of serving Medicaid patients and for her work overcoming opposition in her own caucus to pass a controversial gas tax used to fund transportation improvements.[14]

From 2002 to 2003, she served as House Minority Leader,[3] the top leadership post for the House Republicans. She was the first woman to lead a House Caucus, and the youngest since World War II.[citation needed] She chaired the House Commerce and Labor Committee, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, and the State Government Committee.[15] She stepped down as minority leader in 2003 after announcing her bid for Congress.[16] During her tenure in the legislature, she lived in Colville; she has since moved to Spokane.[citation needed]

U.S. House of Representatives, 2005–present[edit]

After serving 10 years in the Washington House of Representatives, McMorris ran in 2004 for United States House of Representatives. She won the election and has held that office since 2005.[citation needed]

Freshman term, 2005–2007[edit]

In 2004, McMorris received 59.7%[17] of the vote in an open seat, defeating Democratic hotel magnate Don Barbieri. The district had come open when five-term incumbent George Nethercutt unsuccessfully ran in the 2004 Washington Senate election. In November 2006, McMorris Rodgers won re-election with 56.4% of the vote and her Democratic challenger Peter J. Goldmark earned 43.6%.[18]

For the 109th United States Congress, McMorris Rodgers’ committee assignments included Armed Services,[3] Natural Resources,[3] and Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansEducation and Labor,[3] Speaker’s High-Tech Working,[3] and Chairwoman of the National Task Force on Improving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).[19] As the Chairwoman of the NEPA, she held NEPA hearings across the country, reviewing the current implementation of the Act. NEPA has broad economic impacts through permitting and study requirements for transportation, public works projects, oil and gas development, healthy forests, mining, grazing and other federal projects.[19]

McMorris Rodgers served as the freshman class representative on the Steering Committee and on the Republican Whip Team.[3] She also joined the Republican Study Committee,[20] a caucus of conservative House Republicans.[citation needed] Also during her first term in office, she co-sponsored the “Marriage Protection Amendment,” an amendment to the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage that failed to pass the House in 2006.[21]

She actively protected and sought expansion of the Fairchild Air Force Base and worked to keep the base off the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission list.[3] McMorris Rodgers co-introduced health information technology (IT) legislation and is co-leading a statewide health IT task force to position Washington state for future health IT advancements with Congressman Adam Smith, D-WA.[3] In 2005, McMorris Rodgers sponsored the American Competitiveness Amendment to the College Access and Opportunity Act to improve math, science, and critical foreign language education.[3] The bill was moved to the Senate in 2006 and did not become law.[22]

Sophomore term, 2007–2009[edit]

McMorris in 2009 with Adm. Mike Mullen and Rep. Sanford Bishop

McMorris in 2009 with Adm. Mike Mullen and Rep. Sanford Bishop

In 2008, McMorris Rodgers received 211,305 votes (65.28%) over Democrat Mark Mays’ 112,382 votes (34.72%).[23] In 2007, she became the Republican co-chairwoman of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. The Democratic co-chairwoman was Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif. The caucus pushed for pay equity, tougher child support enforcement, women’s health programs and law protecting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.[24]

McMorris Rodgers co-founded the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus with Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).[citation needed]

Third term, 2009–2011[edit]

McMorris Rodgers won the 2010 general election with 150,681 votes (64%) and Democrat Daryl Romeyn received 85,686 votes (36%).[25] Romeyn spent only $2,320 against Rodgers’ $1,453,240.[26] On November 19, 2008, she was elected to serve as the Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference for the 111th United States Congress, making her the fourth–highest ranking Republican in her caucus leadership (after John BoehnerMinority Whip Eric Cantor and Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence) and the highest-ranking Republican woman.[27] In 2009, she became Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference[28] and served until 2012 when she was succeeded by Lynn Jenkins.[29]

In 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Since its passing, the Seattle Times reported that McMorris Rodgers “has been a vocal critic” of the law and “has voted repeatedly to defund or repeal the law.”[30]

Fourth term, 2011–2013[edit]

112th Congress portrait

In the 2012 general election, Congresswoman Rodgers received 191,066 votes (61.9%) and Democrat Rich Cowan received 117,512 (38.9%).[31]

McMorris Rodgers sponsored the Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011.[32] She said that “the bill would increase competition and promote transparency, and it would make the delivery of pharmacy services much more efficient.” Conservative groups, including the Americans for Tax Reform and the Cost of Government Center, came out opposed to the bill and it was never voted on.[33] That same year, she sponsored bill H.R.2313 to repeal the authority to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund, but it never made it out of committee.[34]

In 2012, National Journal named McMorris Rodgers one of ten Republicans to follow on Twitter.[35] On November 14, 2012, she defeated Rep. Tom Price of Georgia to become chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.[36]

Fifth term, 2013–2015[edit]

McMorris Rodgers speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.

At the start of the 113th United States Congress, McMorris Rodgers became Chair of the Republican Conference, which is in charge of communicating the party’s message to the Republican caucus. As Chair, she helps craft Republican messaging and has appeared as spokesperson for Republican issues.[citation needed]

In March 2013, McMorris Rodgers did not support the continuation of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, but sponsored an alternative that received criticism from Seattle Post-Intelligencer writer Joel Connelly as “watered-down.”[37][38] Ultimately, her bill failed and House adopted the Senate version of the bill.[37]

In late 2013, she wrote a letter blasting Democrats and accusing them of being “openly hostile to American values and the Constitution” and citing the Affordable Care Act and immigration as evidence that President Obama “rule[s] by decree.”[39] In her position as Chair, she blamed the Affordable Care Act for causing unemployment and when reported studies that proved the opposite and asked her office for evidence to support her claims, “McMorris Rodgers’ office got back to us not with an answer, but with a question.”[40]

McMorris Rodgers sponsored legislation that would speed the licensing process for dams and promote energy production. According to a Department of Energy study, retrofitting the largest 100 dams in the country could produce enough power for an additional 3.2 million homes. The legislation reached President Obama’s desk without a single dissenter on Capitol Hill.[41]

In January 2014, it was announced that McMorris Rodgers would be giving the Republican response to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address. The decision was made by House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.[42][43] McMorris Rodgers is the twelfth woman to give the response[44] and fifth female Republican, but only the third Republican to do so solo, after New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman in 1995[45] and the Spanish response by Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the most senior female Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, in 2011. Ros-Lehtinen also gave the Spanish response this year, which was largely a translation of McMorris Rogers’ remarks.[46] The following month, the Office of Congressional Ethics recommended the United States House Committee on Ethics initiate a probe into allegations by a former McMorris Rodgers staff member that the congresswoman had improperly mixed campaign money and official funds to help win the 2012 GOP leadership race against Rep. Price. McMorris Rodgers denied the allegations.[47]

After voting dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, McMorris Rodgers responded in 2014 to reports that Obama’s program had provided coverage to over 600,000 Washington residents by acknowledging that the law’s framework would probably remain and that she favored reforms within its structure.[48]

In November 2014, Rodgers faced off against Joe Pakootas, the first Native American candidate to run for Congress in Washington state. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers received 135,470 votes (60.68%) and Democrat Joe Pakootas received 87,772 (39.32%).[49]

Sixth term, 2015–2017[edit]

McMorris Rodgers speaking at a press conference with House leadership, including Speaker Paul Ryan, in Washington.

In March 2015, McMorris Rodgers posted a Facebook comment stating “this week marks the 5th anniversary of #Obamacare being signed into law. Whether it’s turned your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer has reduced your work hours, I want to hear about it.”[50] Instead, she found her Facebook page almost exclusively filled with testimonials to the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.[51][52] Despite this, on March 28, 2015 McMorris Rodgers held a press conference about Obamacare in which she said nothing about the overwhelmingly positive comments she’d received from her constituents and instead rehashed five stories lifted from the House Republican leadership website that described problems with Obamacare.[53]

In September 2015, Brett O’Donnell, who worked for Rodgers, plead guilty to lying to House ethics investigators about how much campaign work he did while being paid by lawmakers’ office accounts, becoming the first person ever to be convicted of lying to House Office of Congressional Ethics.[54] The OCE found that Rodgers improperly used campaign funds to pay O’Donnell for help in her congressional office and improperly held a debate prep session in her congressional office.[54]

Four issues dominated the start of McMorris Rodger’s sixth term: responses to devastating Eastern Washington wildfires, advocating for Fairchild Air Force Base, drafting the USA Act and working to improve veteran care.[citation needed] Eastern Washington’s 2015 wildfire season was the most severe in modern history. Over 1,500 separate fires burned more than a million acres. Several fire fighters were killed battling the flames and approximately 675 structures were lost.[55] She proposed a two-pronged approach that would improve response times to future fires and reduce their severity. The approach called for better management of federal forests and securing funding for rapid responses when wildfires do occur.[56] McMorris Rodgers co-sponsored a bill known as the Resilient Federal Forests Act (HR 2647). The legislation recognizes the importance of taking proactive steps to reduce catastrophic fires through active management of the forest and reducing the amount of overgrowth and hazardous fuels.[57] HR 2647 passed the House in 2015.

McMorris Rodgers worked to bring about a new approach at forest management in the Colville National Forest. The Mill Creek A to Z program was touted as the first stewardship partnership between a National Forest and a private company. The pilot program aimed to restore the 54,000-acre Mill Creek watershed. The A to Z project is focused on removing small trees and underbrush, while leaving old growth trees uncut. It also aims to restore streams and riparian zones.[58]

McMorris Rodgers has long been a champion of the Fairchild Air Force Base and has written multiple letters urging Pentagon officials to move the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker to Fairchild.[59] In May 2016, she voted in favor of legislation that authorized critical funding for the base.[60]

In March 2016, McMorris Rodgers unveiled the Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act (USA Act). The USA Act would eliminate spending on government programs that have not been explicitly authorized by Congress.[61] The proposed legislation puts all unauthorized programs on a pathway to being wound down in three years.[citation needed] It also requires any new authorizations or reauthorizations to include a sunset clause.[citation needed] The intent is routine scrutiny by Congress of most government spending.[citation needed] She introduced the legislation to protect the constitutional separation of powers. McMorris Rodgers asserted the bill would “Restore the power of the purse to the American people.” [61] Jake Tapper of CNN dubbed the legislation the “Zombie government programs” bill.[62]

McMorris Rodgers has been critical of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, citing long wait times and inadequate standards of veteran care. In September 2016, she voted in support of the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act (HR 5620), which would strengthen whistleblower protections, reform the Department’s disability benefits and provide additional authority to the VA Secretary to reprimand employees for poor performance or misconduct. The legislation passed the House in September.[63]

McMorris Rodgers voted to prevent the transfer to detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay on September 15. In announcing her decision, she cited a report that said over 30% of detainees released from the prison return to some form of jihad.[64]

In late September, McMorris Rodgers voted for the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (HR 5931). The bill prohibits the U.S. government from providing a foreign regime currency in exchange for the release of U.S. citizens held in captivity abroad.[65] HR 5931 passed the House September 22.[citation needed] It is currently waiting a hearing in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.[citation needed] The same month, she sent a letter to Ron Johnson, Director of the VA Medical Facility in Spokane protesting the VA’s decision to terminate the ability of veterans to access physical therapy services.[66] McMorris Rodgers released draft legislation, titled Caring for our Heroes in the 21st Century Act, which seeks to modernize the way veterans receive health care by allowing them to choose their own physicians with government subsidies.[67]

In the 2016 election, McMorris Rodgers received the most votes, 192,959 (59.64%) and Democrat Joe Pakootas received 130,575 votes (40.36%).[68]

On June 27, 2017, McMorris released a statement supporting the FCC repeal of net neutrality.[69]

She is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership[70] and the Congressional Constitution Caucus.[71]

Interest group ratings[edit]

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Selected interest group ratings[72]
75 72 72 84 80 96 96 American Conservative Union
0 0 5 0 0 0 0 Americans for Democratic Action
58 62 59 70 61 94 82 Club for Growth
0 0 22 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
92 92 75 83 90 100 Family Research Council
70 76 72 89 84 National Taxpayers Union
100 93 83 100 100 100 80 Chamber of Commerce of the United States
0 5 4 9 7 3 10 League of Conservation Voters

Committee assignments[edit]

As of March 2017, McMorris Rodgers is currently on the:

Electoral history[edit]

Year Office District Democratic Republican
2004[75] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Don Barbieri 40.32% (121,333) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 59.68% (179,600)
2006[76] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Peter J. Goldmark 43.60% (104,357) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 56.40% (134,967)
2008[77] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Mark Mays 34.72% (112,382) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 65.28% (211,305)
2010[78] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Daryl Romeyn 36.33% (101,146) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 63.67% (177,235)
2012[79] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Rich Cowan 38.08% (117,512) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 61.92% (191,066)
2014[80] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Joseph (Joe) Pakootas 39.32% (87,772) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 60.68% (135,470)
2016[81] U.S. House of Representatives Washington 5th District Joe Pakootas 40.36% (130,575) Cathy McMorris Rodgers 59.64% (192,959)

Political positions[edit]

National security[edit]

McMorris Rodgers supported President Donald Trump‘s 2017 executive order to temporarily curtail Muslim immigration until better screening methods are devised. She stated that “It is the federal government’s responsibility to protect the American people, and the Trump administration is following through on that responsibility.”[82]

Health care[edit]

After voting dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, McMorris Rodgers responded in 2014 to reports that Obama’s program had provided coverage to over 600,000 Washington residents by acknowledging that the law’s framework would probably remain and that she favored reforms within its structure.[48] In May 2017 she voted for the House American Health Care Act of 2017 bill and defended the bill in a Washington Post op-ed column.[83]

Same-sex marriage[edit]

In 1997, she co-sponsored legislation to ban same-sex marriage in Washington State.[11][84] She voted against a 2004 bill to add sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination law and was a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage.[1]

School safety[edit]

In 2018, McMorris Rodgers co-sponsored a bill to “strengthen school safety and security”, which required a two-thirds vote for passage, given it was brought up under an expedited process. The House voted 407-10 to approve the bill, which would “provide $50 million a year for a new federal grant program to train students, teachers and law enforcement on how to spot and report signs of gun violence”. Named STOP (Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing) School Violence Act, it would “develop anonymous telephone and online systems where people could report threats of violence.” At the same time, it would authorize $25 million for schools to improve and harden their security, such as installing new locks, lights, metal detectors and panic buttons.” A separate spending bill would be required to provide money for the grant program.[85]


In September 2015, Brett O’Donnell, who worked for Rodgers, pled guilty to lying to House ethics investigators about how much campaign work he did while being paid by lawmakers’ office accounts, becoming the first person ever to be convicted of lying to the Office of Congressional Ethics.[54] The OCE found that Rodgers improperly used campaign funds to pay O’Donnell for help in her congressional office and improperly held a debate prep session in her congressional office.[54]

In April 2017, James Allsup, president of the Washington State University College Republicans since 2015, mentioned in an interview[86] that he was in regular communication with Rodgers’ office. Allsup was forced to resign from his position in August 2017 after he attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.[87] A video Allsup posted from the rally (deleted, but later uploaded in part[88]) shows Allsup expressing racist sentiments and marching in support with neo-Nazis and white supremacists. A picture was later released soon after the Charlottesville rally showing Rodgers with Allsup. Rodgers’ spokesperson responded to the image by saying that Rodgers “…does not know the WSU College Republican President and does not support anyone who took part in the hateful events in Virginia. She often takes photos with student groups when visiting colleges throughout Eastern Washington; the photo circulating was taken after a debate she participated in at WSU before the 2016 election.”[89]

Personal life[edit]

Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers on August 5, 2006, in San Diego. Brian Rodgers is a retired Navy commander and a Spokane, Washington, native. Brian Rodgers is also a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and the son of David H. Rodgers, the mayor of Spokane from 1967 to 1977. In February 2007, she changed her name to Cathy McMorris Rodgers.[90]

In April 2007, she became the first member of Congress in more than a decade to give birth while in office, with the birth of Cole Rodgers.[91] The couple later announced that their child had been diagnosed with Down syndrome.[92] A second child, Grace, was born December 2010, and a third, Brynn Catherine, in November 2013.[93][94]

According to the Official Congressional Directory, she is a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church, which is an Evangelical Free Church of America in Colville, Washington.[95][96]

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up to:a b c d e Graman, Kevin (October 17, 2004). “McMorris has defended timber, mining industries and supported conservative line on social issues”The Spokesman-Review.
  2. Jump up^ “Vesta Delaney Obituary”Bollman Funeral Home. 2013. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014.
  3. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k “Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers”. United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved February 6, 2007.
  4. Jump up^ “Can Cathy McMorris Rodgers resurrect compassionate conservatism?”The Washington Post. January 28, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  5. Jump up^ Bartlett, Thomas (March 24, 2006). “A College That’s Strictly Different”The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  6. Jump up^ “Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)”Roll Call. 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  7. Jump up to:a b “Youngest Representative in State of Disbelief”The Wenatchee World. January 11, 1994. p. 14.
  8. Jump up to:a b “Sen. Bob Morton announces retirement”. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  9. Jump up^ “Election Results”. Seattle Times. September 21, 1994. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  10. Jump up^ “Rookie Legislator Makes Mark”The Wenatchee World. March 13, 1994. p. 8.
  11. Jump up to:a b “Gay-rights Rally Opposes Bills to Ban Same-sex Marriage”the Spokesman-Review. February 4, 1997. p. B6.
  12. Jump up^ “HB 1130 – 1997-98: Reaffirming and protecting the institution of marriage”Washington State Legislature. June 11, 1998.
  13. Jump up^ Galloway, Angela (April 6, 2001). “Effort to excise ‘Oriental’ from state documents may be revived”Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  14. Jump up^ “The Times Endorses McMorris in the 5th” (editorial). Seattle Post-Intelligencer. October 22, 2004.
  15. Jump up^ “Biographical Information – McMorris Rodgers, Cathy”Congressional Biographical Directory. United States Congress. Retrieved February 6, 2007.
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Lisa Brown

Lisa J. Brown
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Chancellor of Washington State University Spokane
In office
January 2013 – June 2017
Preceded by Brian Pitcher
Succeeded by Daryll DeWald
Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate
In office
January 2005 – January 2013
Preceded by Jim West
Succeeded by Rodney Tom
Member of the Washington State Senate for the 3rd legislative district
In office
January 1997 – January 2013
Preceded by John A. Moyer
Succeeded by Andy Billig
Member of the Washington House of Representatives for the 3rd legislative district
In office
January 1993 – January 1997
Preceded by Dennis Dellwo
Succeeded by Jeff Gombosky
Personal details
Born October 9, 1956 (age 61)
Robinson, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brian McClatchey m. 2017
Children 1
Residence SpokaneWashington
Website Campaign Website

Lisa J. Brown (born October 9, 1956) is an American educator and politician from the State of Washington. She is a Democrat. Brown served in the State House of Representatives from 1993-1997 and the State Senate from 1997-2013, where she served as the first female Majority Leader from 2005-2013. After leaving the state senate, Brown became the Chancellor of Washington State University Spokane. She stepped down from that position in June 2017 in order to run for the United States House of Representatives representing Washington’s 5th congressional district, centered around Spokane, in the 2018 election. She is challenging Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a seven-term incumbent who serves as Chair of the Republican House Caucus.

Personal Life[edit]

Lisa J. Brown was born October 9, 1956 in Robinson, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and economics. She earned a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.[1][2]

Brown married Spokane City Council policy adviser Brian McClatchey on October 10, 2017. The two had met in 2010 while campaigning for Spokane Mayor Mary Verner’s re-election campaign. It was Brown’s first marriage.[3]She has one child from a previous relationship.[1]


Outside of politics, Brown primarily worked in higher education, primarily as a professor and a university administrator. Brown began working as an associate professor of Economics at Eastern Washington University in 1981, a position she would hold until 2001. She served briefly as the interim director of the university’s Women’s Center in 1983.[4] She also worked as a professor in organizational leadership at Gonzaga University from 2001 until 2012.[2][1]

Brown became the Chancellor of Washington State University Spokane in 2013 after leaving the State Senate. As chancellor, Brown oversaw the creation of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the first medical school in the Washington State University system and the second public medical school in the state. The school opened in 2015 and its inaugural class was seated in the fall of 2017.[5]

Washington State Legislature[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Brown was first elected to the state legislature in 1992. She received 46.51% of the vote out of a 5 candidate field (which included 4 fellow Democrats) during the September primary election. In the November general election, she defeated Republican Chuck Potter by receiving 64.48% of the vote to Potter’s 35.52%. She was reelected in 1994, receiving 64.55% to Republican John G. Titchenal’s 35.45%.[6] Brown was named minority floor leader at the start of her second term.[7]

Tax Reform[edit]

At a candidates’ debate in Spokane in 1996, State Senator John A. Moyer, whom Brown was challenging, questioned why Brown voted in 1993 for what he called the biggest tax increase in state history. Brown replied that Moyer mischaracterized the vote, and said she supported the tax increase to balance the budget.[8]

In 1995, when the state had a budget surplus, Brown criticized Republicans for not offering tax breaks to common families. Brown supported using the surplus to lower the state sales tax and property taxes for low- and middle-income families.[9] She opposed a Republican-supported measure to raise the gas tax.[10]

Welfare Reform[edit]

Brown’s time in the House coincided with a national movement for welfare reform, a large part of President Bill Clinton’s agenda. Brown was opposed to welfare reform that involved making any cuts to the program, specifically those which cut programs for parents and children.[11] She opposed a welfare bill that would end benefits for teenage parents and put a 2-year cap on benefits for everyone.[12] Approximately 40% of the citizens in Spokane relied on public assistance programs during Brown’s tenure.[13]

Committee Assignments[edit]

First Term:

  • Committee on Transportation, Vice-Chair
  • Committee on Revenue
  • Committee on Human Services

Second Term:

  • Committee on Transportation
  • Committee on Children and Family Services
  • Rules Committee[1]

State Senate[edit]

Brown announced she would challenge one-term incumbent John A. Moyer in the 1996 election on April 22, 1996. In her announcement, she named education and welfare as her two major priorities for the campaign and her tenure. Due to Moyer’s perceived vulnerability and the potential for the seat to swing the balance of power in the State Senate, the race was expected to be one of the most competitive and expensive in the state.[14] Brown went on to win the election by a landslide, receiving 57.65% of the vote in the September primary and 55.3% of the vote in the general election. Brown was unopposed in 2000. She won over 60% of the vote in 2004 and almost 75% of the vote in 2008.[15]


In 2005, Lisa Brown voted against a $258 million property tax cut.[16] Washington State law, passed by voter initiative I-960, requires that a two-thirds majority be reached in the legislature on bills which raise taxes. As State Senate Majority Leader, Lisa Brown initiated a lawsuit in 2009 challenging the measure, which the state supreme court rejected unanimously.[17] Later, in 2010, Lisa Brown voted yes on S.B. 6843 and S.B. 6130 to suspend the two-thirds threshold required by state law to raise taxes.[18][19] In 2005, Brown had advocated for the legislature to be given the authority to raise taxes without having to meet the two-thirds threshold. “Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, said it’s unfair to require a supermajority vote to raise taxes considering that it only takes a simple majority to carve out a tax exemption.”[20]

Congressional Candidacy[edit]

After months of speculation, Brown announced her candidacy for Congress on August 31, 2017.[21] She is challenging 7-term Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She is running to represent the 5th Congressional district, which has not had a Democratic representative since former House Speaker Tom Foley lost reelection to George Nethercutt in 1994 during the Republican Revolution.[22]

During a December 20, 2017 town hall, Brown opposed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, a Republican-supported tax plan which lowered tax rates for businesses and individuals, increased the standard deduction and family tax credits while also eliminating personal exemptions, limiting deductions and repealing the individual mandate of Affordable Care Act. McMorris Rodgers, as the Chair of the Republican House Caucus, was one of the major proponents of the legislation. Brown criticized the bill for being unfairly beneficial to wealthier Americans, increasing the deficit and forcing tax cuts to programs such as health care and agriculture. She criticized McMorris Rodgers for not listening more to her constituents when crafting and supporting the legislation.[23]


Around the year 1990, Lisa Brown traveled to Nicaragua to teach economics at the University of Central America in Managua, where she supported the communist Sandinista government. When the conservative National Opposition Union won power in 1990, Brown expressed worry that the new leaders would walk back the partially state-run command economy, replacing it with a more conservative, market-based economy.[24]

In 2016, Brown accompanied former Washington State Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen to Cuba on a fact-finding trip concerning healthcare. Upon return, Brown praised aspects of the community-based Cuban healthcare system in an interview. In the same interview, Brown stated that aspects of the Cuban model should be used in the United States.[25]


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