GOP State Rep and Former Edmonds Resident Quietly Gaining Attention

The Herald reports that Elizabeth Scott is gaining attention for voting based on her Tea Party oriented views. She voted against a bill to support the aerospace industry and another to allow a spouse to be charged with rape.


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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Joe M April 19, 2013 at 07:04 PM
I'm a bit confused, Randy. I assume we are talking about HB 1108: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1108.PL.pdf This bill passed the house by a vote of 96-1, with Scott as the lone nay vote. I don't see anything in that bill that would support your conclusion. Could you please explain?
Randy Hayden April 19, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Maybe I stepped in it on this one, I was going by what Mrs Scott had explained in a press release about this bill. And yes I do believe that Rape is Rape married or not, but Mrs Scott had implied that this bill left the door wide open for what could be called sexual abuse and would open the door open interpretation of abuse and would complicate proceedings in divorce cases.
Joe M April 19, 2013 at 07:23 PM
No worries, Randy. She confuses me, too.
Smarter than a 5th grader April 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Is the Patch the official house organ of the Democratic party? The way this article reads you would certainly get that impression. How about we actually respect someone who doesn't toe the democrat party line? I also must admit to a goodly amount of 'eye rolling' when our enlightend democrats start proposing we subsidize the college tuition of illegal immigrants, or mandate that health insurance companies cover abortions. Of course when you're 'enlightened' it's hard to relate to the little people.
Joe M April 20, 2013 at 01:12 AM
She was the only Republican to vote against the spousal rape bill. I don't think there was any significant partisan spin to the story. Well, the comment about "eye-rolling variety from Democratic colleagues" was a little silly, but I think it would have been accurate if you substituted Republican into the sentence. It's news because her voting record seems to go against everybody, not just the Democrats. I don't disagree with Karla's comment, but the fact that we're having this conversation shows there's some interest.


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