Spokane, Washington , United States
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Caucasian - Libertarian - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Catholic - Straight -
|Info||Michael Baumgartner represents the 6th District in Spokane. He is the ranking Republican on the Senate Economic Development, Trade and Innovation Committee, and a member of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee. |
Michael is a former diplomat and business consultant, having served as an Economic Affairs Officer with the US State Department in Iraq. He now works part-time as an economics adviser to the US military.
Michael was born in Pullman and attended high school in Spokane before attending Washington State University (WSU), where he graduated in 1999, with a degree in Economics. While at WSU he was named a Foley Scholar and a Stephenson Scholar, the top award of the Honor’s College.
Michael also holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University and taught there as a Teaching Fellow in Economics.
While in college he also worked as a researcher on environmental science teams with the US Forest Service and spent a year as a volunteer teaching in Mozambique, Africa.
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