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Harriet A. Spanel is a former Washington State Senator (Democrat) for the 40th District, which includes San Juan, northwestern Skagit and southwestern Whatcom counties. She was the Majority Caucus Chair.
She was a member of Financial Institutions, Housing & Consumer Protection, Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation, Transportation, and Rules committees.
Spanel was born and raised on an Iowa farm; she earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She is a longtime activist in local and state issues and is involved in a wide variety of organizations including the League of Women Voters.
She has lived in Bellingham since 1968 and has three grown children.
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