Kevin Parker Spokane Senator Biography

Kevin Parker owns a chain of coffee shops in Spokane, and serves as a Representative for Spokane’s 6th District in the Washington State Legislature. He also teaches in the Whitworth and Gonzaga MBA programs.

He studied Political Science at Whitworth, earned an MBA from George Fox and studied Leadership at Harvard. In 2013, he returned to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as Alum in Residence and a Facilitator in the Executive Leadership Program. Kevin was also selected as a Rodel Fellow by the Aspen Institute.

Recognized as one of the most influential people in the Spokane region, Kevin was awarded Citizen of the Year 2013. As a respected entrepreneur, Kevin has won awards for leadership and business, and has the honor of speaking at numerous public events.

He is currently serving on several boards including Generation Alive (S.F. Giant’s pitcher Jeremy Affeldt’s organization), the Red Cross, and Northwest Christian Schools.

Kevin lives in Spokane with his wife Kerry and kids Emelia, Eve, and Ross.

A Special Thank You from Kevin
Thank you for visiting my campaign website. I wanted to take the time to let you know how deeply grateful I am for all the support and encouragement many have shown for my campaign. It takes people like you to get things done in our community.

With your support we have been able to save over 500 local manufacturing jobs, increase the penalty on human traffickers, and save the taxpayers of Washington State 100-300 million dollars with one of the strongest Medicaid fraud bills in the county.

But the work has just begun. We are still faced with daunting challenges—from a ballooning state deficit to critical transportation needs—but together, working hard for honest answers and serious solutions, we will bring about a better future for our community and our state.

I recognize that we have a long road ahead, but I promise that I will work with tireless energy and enthusiasm for you in Olympia.

I look forward to taking on the challenges we face and am humbled by the confidence you have shown in me.

EDUCATION

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Executive Leadership Program

GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY
Master of Business Administration

WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Political Science

AWARDS

BEST ELECTED OFFICIAL BRONZE AWARD
Spokane Coeur d’Alene Magazine

BUSINESS FRIENDLY
Ranked #1 in 2009

TOP 20 UNDER 40
Inland Catalyst Magazine

GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS IN 2012
NFIB

2013 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Spokane Realtors Association

EARLY LEARNING ACTION ALLIANCE AWARD
SFC

NAMED 7TH MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN SPOKANE
Spokane/CDA Living Power 50