Freshman State Rep. Elizabeth Scott, a conservative who moved from Edmonds to Monroe in 2012, is quietly carving out a niche in the state Legislature -- and getting some attention of the eye-rolling variety from Democratic colleagues.
An interesting profile in the Everett Herald portrays Scott, who moved to a more conservative area after losing to Rep. Marko Liias (D-Edmonds) in 2010, as unapologetic for her somewhat surprising voting record.
She voted against a bill allowing a spouse to be charged with rape, and declined to sign a resolution honoring the late former Gov. Booth Gardner. Based on her Tea Party oriented small government views, the 47-year-old former educator also voted against a bill to boost the aerospace industry -- a major employer in Snohomish County.
"I ran on smaller, smarter government,” she told the Herald. “And of course I swore to uphold the state and federal constitutions to protect our liberty. If I perceive that something doesn't fit with those criteria, I am a 'no' vote.”
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