For Immediate Release: March 26, 2012
Contact: Lori Kinnear, 509-850-3233, email@example.com
State Senator Lisa Brown Formally Announces Re-Election Campaign
SPOKANE- State Senator Lisa Brown has announced that she will seek
re-election this year in Spokane's 3rd Legislative District.
"My service in the State Senate is driven by a passion to bring jobs and
opportunity to the people of Spokane," said Brown. "There is a lot at stake
in the budget and proposed jobs package that will impact Spokane. That
deserves my full attention right now, but I look forward to getting home
once the legislative session ends and kicking off my campaign."
Brown points to her record of local investments as a hallmark of her
"I've led legislative efforts to restore the Fox Theater, re-develop the
YMCA/YWCA community centers, and build our Riverpoint medical campus. I
look forward to advancing more partnerships for Spokane's future."
Senator Brown-- the single mom of a college student who graduated from
Spokane schools, also taught economics at Eastern Washington University and
currently Gonzaga-- will focus on education funding and keeping higher
education affordable and accessible in her next term.
"We in Spokane are proud of our schools, higher education institutions, and
quality of life," said Brown, who led efforts to expand graduate degree
options at Eastern. "I've worked to protect funding for early learning,
K-12 and colleges and universities, but more needs to be done. The best
thing we can do to facilitate the jobs of tomorrow is to invest in
Brown credits regional consensus around critical social and human services
as a catalyst for her work on securing resources and support for local
non-profits that safeguard families, kids, and the vulnerable.
"I'm proud to have worked alongside so many Spokane leaders in support of
the Northwest Autism Center, Guild School, Cross Walk, and other great
local organizations," said Brown. "I look forward to continue this
important work-supporting a great community for everyone.
Upon her return from the legislative session in Olympia, Brown intends to
meet with voters in Spokane's neighborhoods, coffee houses, at community
events and on their doorsteps.
"I have always enjoyed grass roots campaigning," said Brown. "The best part
of my job is spending time meeting with the people of Spokane."