Whitworth Dean Randy Michaelis Announces Campaign For 7th Legislative District State Representative

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Spokane – Whitworth Dean Randy Michaelis announced his campaign today for State Representative from the 7th Legislative District. The seat is currently held by Rep. Jacquelyn Macumber.

“Our political discourse is often mean-spirited, full of personal attacks, and leaves little room for compromise. I believe that we can do that better than this. I don’t expect us to agree all the time, but I do believe we have serious issues facing us in the 7th District that require thoughtful people working together to address common problems,” said Randy Michaelis.

Randy Michaelis has spent his career in education starting as an elementary school  teacher in the Mead School District and the Deer Park School District before teaching at Whitworth University. He was nominated and selected for OSPI state exam development team for Elementary Education, and for OSPI state Elementary Education Endorsement Competencies Committee and for the Whitworth Teaching Excellence Award.

“For the last 33 years, I have worked in teacher education at Whitworth University. My work as a faculty member, department chair, faculty president, associate provost, and dean have given me the experience and skills to listen well, problem-solve, and find common ground,” added Michaelis.

Randy is married to Maureen (a licensed mental health counselor) and has raised two children and two stepchildren. They live in Spokane, Washington.

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