Brown says she wants to hear concerns of voters in congressional campaign stop
The Lewiston Tribune
Sunday, April 29, 2018
By William L. Spence
The first thing Lisa Brown did was listen.
Before she even took any questions at her community forum Saturday in Clarkston, the former state legislator gave the 40 or so people in the audience an opportunity to make statements.
It was, she said, their chance tell her what's most important in Washington's 5th Congressional District.
"It's very helpful for me to hear what issues are top-of-mind for you," she said.
Brown, 61, served 20 years in the Washington Legislature, including more than a decade as Senate Democratic leader. That was followed by another five years as chancellor of Washington State University's Spokane campus.
She resigned the latter position last year to run for Congress. She's challenging 5th District GOP incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.