2 Democrats seek to overthrow McMorris Rodgers in WA-05
SPOKANE, Wash. – A lawyer and marketer have announced their candidacy to represent Washington’s Fifth Congressional District.
Democrats Natasha Hill and Ann Marie Danimus are looking to replace incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has held the seat for 16 years.
Hill is a fourth generation Spokanite who owns her law firm. She graduated from Rogers High School and then received her AA from Spokane Community College before transferring to the University of Washington. After graduating in sociology, she graduated from the Southwestern School of Law. In addition to her practice, she is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Gonzaga.
“The residents of Eastern Washington deserve a representative who will work for all of our interests, not just the wealthy and the politically connected,” says Hill’s campaign website. “Cathy has sided with corporate lobbyists and GOP leaders time and time again at jeopardizing our district and that is not fair.”
Hill hasn’t officially described his platform, but his website teases a policy reveal for November 21.
Danimus is also originally from Washington, although she grew up in South Seattle. She moved to Spokane at age 16 and attended Washington State University where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism.
In 1994, she was named Miss Spokane and went on to run her own marketing business.
Danimus supports universal health care, increased care for veterans and protection of the environment.
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