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Talking Politics with Rep. Marcus Riccelli, 3rd Legislative District

Talking Politics with Rep. Marcus Riccelli, 3rd Legislative District

Talking Politics with Rep. Marcus Riccelli, 3rd Legislative District
September 01
19:29 2016

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Floor pic 2015Marcus was born and raised in Spokane, graduating from Mead High School (’96) and Gonzaga University (’00). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2007, he received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Washington.

After graduating from UW, Marcus served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s Eastern Washington Director, from 2007 to 2010. He served as Senior Policy Advisor to Washington State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown from 2010 to 2012. As a state representative, Marcus serves as Vice Chair to the Health Care & Wellness Committee. He also serves on the Capital Budget and Transportation committees, andwas elected by his colleagues to leadership role of Deputy Whip. He is an appointed member of the Community Economic Revitalization Board and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee. Outside his duties with the legislature, Marcus recently served as the Operations Manager for the Northeast Community Center. He is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University’s College of Health Science and Public Health

Marcus is active in Spokane’s downtown Rotary 21, and he is deeply committed to fostering opportunities for young people in Spokane. He has served as a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Sisters of Spokane, and he is actively involved with the Spokane YMCA Youth Legislature Delegation. He serves on the Spokane advisory board for Daybreak Youth Services, and has served as a City Plan Commissioner.

Marcus believes strongly in building relationships and working across the aisle. He was the 2013 organizer of bi-partisan legislative basketball and co-founder of the bi-partisan under-forty legislative caucus. He lives in Spokane with his wife, Amanda, and their two young children.

Community Involvement:

Chair, Children’s Health One Table
Appointee, Community Economic Revitalization Board
Appointee, Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee
Spokane Advisory Board Member, Daybreak Youth Services
Co-Director, Spokane Central YMCA Youth & Government Youth Legislature Program
Rotarian, Spokane Rotary Club 21
Member, Financial Education Public-Private Partnership
Member, Spokane Public Schools Public Affairs Advisory Council
Member, Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Advisory Council
Committee Member, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs Denny Alumni Council

Awards and Honors:

2013 Washington State Housing Finance Association Proud Partner Award
2013 WACOPS House Democrats Legislator of the Year
2013 Associate Students of Washington State University Champion of Higher Education Award
2013 Chase Youth Foundation Champion of Youth Award for Government
2013 Washington Student Association Legislator of the Year
2013 Washington State Young Democrats Half Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 Washington State Democrats Warren G. Magnuson Award for Rising Star of the Year
2008 Washington State Presidential Elector casting an electoral vote for the Honorable Barack Obama
2007 Nominated for The Robert H. Pealy Prize for a Degree Project of Outstanding Merit, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

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