Rep. Joe Schmick was first appointed to his House seat in November 2007 and is now serving his fourth term as a member of the 9th District legislative team, representing Asotin, Garfield, Franklin, Adams, Whitman and south Spokane counties.
A second-generation farmer and small-business owner, Joe and his wife, Kim, reside in Colfax, Whitman County.
Joe earned a degree in Accounting (with a minor in Economics) from Eastern Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation.
He has an extensive background in agriculture, including leadership roles in the Washington State Farm Bureau, the Whitman County Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Grain Quality Committee, Washington Barley Commission, and the National Barley Improvement Committee. He also served as a member of the Whitman County Wetlands Committee and Whitman County Natural Resource Advisory Committee.
Joe was a Little League coach for nine years.
(R - Colfax)