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I’m Michael Baumgartner, and it is because of you great people that I serve Spokane’s 6th Legislative District. I have called Eastern Washington home my whole life and that is why I fight for students, small businesses, and community members like you. My wife and I love raising our four kids here. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve running in Bloomsday, sledding at Manito Park, watching the Air Show at Fairchild and celebrating birthdays at the Shadle Chuck-E-Cheese.
As your Senator, I’m committed to building a thriving, healthy and safe community for my family and for yours.
In order to create a strong economy for our community, I’ve helped bring the new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to Spokane; securing an additional $15 million during the latest legislative session.
I have personally fought hard for the completion of the long-awaited North South Freeway, and with the passage of full funding, our community will finally see increased economic success through increased efficiency in commerce transportation.
In order to create great schools for our community I’ve helped prioritize education spending, stop tuition increases, and increase funding for EWU and our Community Colleges. Not only did we lower tuition at all our universities, but I brought home $60 million for EWU's new science building. Most importantly, after years of wrestling with the best solution forward with the McCleary Decision, Republicans took the lead in the negotiations and found a solution to meet our paramount duty while lowering property taxes for Eastern Washington.
In order to keep our community safe I’ve helped pass laws to toughen DUI sentencing and crack down on sex traffickers.
In order to build the cultural richness of our community I’ve helped secure funding for our Museum of Arts and Culture, Mt. Spokane, Mobius Children’s Science museum and local parks and trails.
I’m proud to have delivered much needed tax relief to small manufacturers. Since 2000 Washington has lost over 50,000 manufacturing jobs and I am ready to reverse that trend for all of us. You and I understand that lower taxes keeps businesses in this state. If it is good for Boeing then it must be good for the little guys, too.
The Inland Northwest is a great place to live and raise a family. It’s an honor to continue to work to keep it that way!