Linda Evans Parlette

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State Senate (Washington 12)

Family: Husband: Robert; 2 Children; 3 Stepchildren

Born: 08/20/1945 Wenatchee, WA

Home: Wenatchee, Washington

Religion: Protestant

Education: BS, Pharmacy, Washington State University, 1968

Profession: Registered Pharmacist, Wenatchee Clinic Pharmacy, 1987-2008 Pharmacist, Aston Drug Center, 1970-1991 Orchardist, Hoverhawk, Incorporated

Political: Republican Caucus Chair, Washington State Senate, 2006-present Senator, Washington State Senate, 2001-present Deputy Republican Leader, Washington State Senate, 2005-2006 Deputy Majority Leader, Washington State Senate, 2004 Majority Deputy Floor Leader, Washington State Senate, 2003 Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 1997-2000 Campaign Chair, Senator George Sellars, 1992 Board Member/Director, Lake Chelan School Board, 1981-1986

Congressional Membership: Member, Growth Management Act/ Climate Change Task Force, 2008 Secretary, Joint Legislative Audit Review Committed, 2004-2008 Member, Long Term Core Task Force, 2006-2007 Member, 3 Tier Task Force, 2006-2007 Member, Governors Blue Ribbon Health Care Task Force, 2005-2006 Co-Chair, Mental Health Task Force, 2003-2006 Board of Trustees, Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Retirement System Plan 2, 2003-2004 Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Mental Health Services and Financing Former Member, Joint Legislative Task Force on Nursing Homes Joint Legislative Task Force on Unemployment Insurance Benefits Joint Select Committee on Health Disparities Task Force on Long-Term Care Financing and Chronic Case Management

Organization Membership: Member, Wenatchee Rotary Club, 1993-2008 Board of Directors, Washington State Agriculture Forestry Education Foundation, 1979-2008 Washington State Horticulture Association, 1971-2008 Washington State Pharmaceutical Association, 1968-2008 Member, Lake Chelan Methodist Church, 1958-2008 Board Member, Wenatchee High School Advisory Foundation, 2002-2004 Chelan Douglas County Pharmaceutical Association, 1968-2004 Board Member, North Central Educational Service District, 1993-1996 Member, Wenatchee High School Advisory Board, 1987-1990 Association of Washington Business Class III, Women and Power: Leadership in a New World, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Former Member, Lake Chelan Hospital Guild Health Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures National Federation of Independent Business Former Board Member, North Central Washington Educational School District Member, Washington State Grange Former Member, Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Graduate, Class II, Washington State Agriculture Forestry Program Former Member, Washington State Public Policy Institute


Family Leave Insurance

Financial Institutions, Housing and Insurance

Health Care Costs and Access

Health Disparities

Health and Long-Term Care

Legislative Audit and Review

Long-Term Care Residential Facility Payment Systems

Mental Health Services and Financing


Ways and Means


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