5th District

Former WSU Spokane chancellor and state lawmaker Lisa Brown has announced her candidacy for Washington's Fifth Congressional District seat held by Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Brown is a Democrat. She served in the Washington State legislature, both in the House and as Senate majority leader, before becoming chancellor at WSU Spokane.

Brown feels that her accomplishment in securing a medical school for WSU is a demonstration of her ability to work with others, something needed in Congress today.

The New York Times is reporting sources close to Donald Trump say 5th district Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Eastern Washington will be selected to be the new US Secretary of the interior.

Even before the official announcement, the Spokane City Council President is announcing he will run for her seat. Democrat Ben Stuckart has served two terms as Spokane city council president.  Friday, Stuckart announced he plans to run for the fifth congressional district , and said he had been considering the run since before the national election: