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 (1960-11-18) November 18, 1960 (age 56)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kelly Walsh (d. 2006)
Children Shauna
Patrick
Murphy
Residence College Place, Washington
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Occupation Restauranteur

Maureen Walsh is a Republican State Senator in the Washington State Senate in the United States. She represents the 16th District of Walla Walla, Washington. As of 2017, she is serving her first term in the state Senate.[1] Prior to her 2016 election to the Senate, she served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 2005 through 2016.[2]

She serves on the Human Services, Mental Health and Housing; Health Care; and Transportation committees.[3] 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.[4][5] The House voted 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local legislators take oath in Olympia". Union Bulletin. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Walsh sworn in as senator from 16th Legislative District - Maureen Walsh". Maureen Walsh. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Walsh sworn in as senator from 16th Legislative District - Maureen Walsh". Maureen Walsh. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Walsh remarks on same-sex marriage bill (4:16)". Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "A Lonely Widow's Conscience Helped Gay Marriage Pass in Washington". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Washington state legislature votes to approve same-sex marriage". CNN U.S. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ Michelle Dupler (2012-02-10). "Walla Walla Rep. Walsh's floor speech". The News Tribune. Retrieved 2012-02-10.