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4 US Senate Elections to the United States Senate are to be held on November 6, 2012, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested in the General Election whose winners will a serve six- year term from Jan. 3, 2013 until Jan. 3, 2019. Currently the US Senate has 51 Democrats 47 Republicans 2 Independents


6 US Senate Washington Michael Baumgartner(R) Elected Experience: Washington State Senator, 2010 – present Statement: As a State Senator, Michael has shown he can work with both parties to find pragmatic solutions, balance budgets, reform government spending and improve education. He sponsored legislation to protect higher education funding and prevent further cutbacks.

7 US Senate Washington Maria Cantwell(D) Elected Experience: U.S. Senate 2001-Present, U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1995, Washington State Legislature 1987-1999 Statement:. Maria is focused on job creation and keeping America competitive in the global economy - because she knows too many families are struggling just to get by. That’s why Maria is working to make sure Washington State remains the hub of America’s aerospace industry. Maria is helping develop apprenticeship and job training programs so we have a skilled workforce for those jobs.


9 US Representative The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections will be held on November 6, 2012. Elections will be held for all 435 seats, representing the 50 U.S. states. Currently the House of Representatives has 193 Democrats 242 Republicans

10 US Congress 5 th Congressional District

11 US Representative for WA Rich Cowan(D) Elected Experience: N/A Statement: Eastern Washington deserves a member of Congress who knows how to create middle class jobs, not tax cuts for millionaires. Congress is broken and it’s going to take experienced job creators like myself, someone who brings real world business experience, to fix Congress. I will serve families here in Washington State, not lobbyists in the “other Washington.”

12 US Representative for WA Cathy McMorris Rodgers(R) Elected Experience: Currently serving fourth term as U.S. Representative from 5th Congressional District; Vice Chair of House Republican Conference and highest- ranking House Republican woman. Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee. Statement: During the past eight years, I have fought on Capitol Hill for lower taxes to create jobs; championed good stewardship of our farms and forests; and stood strong for America's military and veterans. I have urged the use and development of American resources, including hydropower, to help us become energy independent.

13 What does the governor do?

14 WA State District 3

15 Marcus Riccelli (D) Elected Experience: NA Statement: I'm a lifelong Spokane resident. I have experience creating jobs, investing in our schools and protecting our most vulnerable citizens at the Federal and State levels. As your Representative, I'll keep up the fight for family wage jobs, help for small business, great neighborhood schools and expanded higher education-right here in Spokane.

16 Tim Benn(R) Elected Experience: NA Statement: Tim Benn will represent families, children born and unborn, childcare workers and advance quality education. Parents are the primary decision makers for their children. Strong families strengthen society. As a home and small business owner, he will protect property rights, endorse public safety measures and create a job friendly climate. Family businesses and companies developing infrastructure will find a friend in Tim. Benn believes in eliminating waste in government and increasing efficiency while protecting the vulnerable.

17 Andy Billig (D) Elected Experience: Andy Billig was elected as our State Representative in 2010. He is vice chair of the House Transportation Committee and serves on the House Education Committee. Statement: As our State Representative, Andy Billig supported bipartisan, balanced budgets that protect education, create jobs and safeguard programs critical to Spokane.

18 Nancy McLaughlin(R) Elected Experience: Spokane City Council 2005-present, Association of Washington Cities President, Precinct Committee Officer since 1991. Statement: Nancy is a proven, common sense community leader who believes that we need jobs, not new taxes! Nancy believes revenue is not the problem, spending is! She believes it's time to dig in and put in place real reforms that will encourage true job growth. She supported your vote on I-960 requiring a 2/3rd vote to raise taxes.

19 WA State District 6

20 Dennis Dellwo(D) Elected Experience: State Representative, 3rd District, 1983 -1996. Chaired Health Care and Banking/Insurance Committees. Also on Ways and Means Committee, Law and Justice Committee. Statement: Nothing is more important than getting Washingtonians back to work. We need to rebuild infrastructure and create a new clean energy economy. Let’s recommit to our public schools so kids can truly compete in the global economy. I was a legislator previously at a time when things got done. We were not mired in divisive, partisan politics.

21 Jeff Holy(R) Elected Experience: Jeff has served as a Precinct Committee Officer. Statement: Jeff Holy is a community leader who has demonstrated his commitment to Spokane County and will serve us well as our State Representative. Jeff will fight for Eastern Washington! He will work to rein in wasteful spending and balance the budget without raising taxes. Jeff knows that raising taxes on businesses will hurt our economic recovery.

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23 Important Terms Initiative a process that allows voters to propose legislation by petition Referendum a process that allows voters to repeal new laws passed by the Legislature, or propose new laws for the Legislature’s consideration

24 Referendum Referendum Measures are laws recently passed by the Legislature that are placed on the ballot as a result of petitions signed by voters. The number of signatures must be equal to or in excess of 4% of the total number of votes cast for Governor in the last election. Referendum Bills are proposed laws referred to the voters by the Legislature.

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