Republican Steve Hailey, a third-generation farmer, rancher and business owner from Franklin County, is trying for the House of Representatives seat filled for four terms by the highly respected Rep. Don Cox. Hailey has the credentials to understand the agricultural concerns of the rural 9th District. If elected, however, he will need to get up to speed quickly on education issues – an area where Cox showed exceptional strength – because his district is home to both Washington State University and Eastern Washington University.
The Democrat in this race, Caitlin Ross of Valleyford, is just 22 years old. The recent Gonzaga University graduate has admirable energy for the political process, but Hailey is the obvious choice.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Spokesman-Review: Hailey the Obvious Choice
The Spokesman-Review has endorsed Steve Hailey for State Representative, 9th District, Position 1: