Maureen Walsh

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Maureen Walsh
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 16th district
Assumed office
11 February 2004
Personal details
Born 18 November 1960
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kelly Walsh (deceased)
Children 3
Occupation Restauranteur

Maureen Walsh is a Republican State Representative in the Washington House of Representatives in the United States. She represents the 16th District of Walla Walla, Washington. As of 2014, she is serving her sixth term.[1][2][3]

She serves on the Early Learning & Human Services, Community & Economic Development & Housing, and Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight Committees.[4] On February 8, 2012, the Washington House of Representatives debated on the legalization of same-sex marriage, in which she made an emotional appeal to the legislators which subsequently went viral.[5][6] The House voted 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Maureen Walsh". Washington House Republicans. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Maureen Walsh's Political Summary - Project Vote Smart". Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ "16th District incumbents convincingly win re-election". Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  4. ^ Rep. Maureen Walsh. Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  5. ^ "Rep. Walsh remarks on same-sex marriage bill (4:16)". Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "A Lonely Widow's Conscience Helped Gay Marriage Pass in Washington". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ "Washington state legislature votes to approve same-sex marriage". CNN U.S. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ Michelle Dupler (2012-02-10). "Walla Walla Rep. Walsh's floor speech". The News Tribune. Retrieved 2012-02-10.