Doc Hastings was elected to the US House of Representatives from Washington’s Fourth Congressional District in the wave election of 1994 in which Republicans picked up fifty-four seats to gain control of a Congress that had been controlled by the Democrats since1954.

A small businessman from Pasco, Washington, Doc graduated from Pasco High School in 1959; attended Columbia Basin College from 1959 to 1961, and Central Washington State University in 1964. He ran his family’s small business, Columbia Basin Paper and Supply Company.



A native of Tacoma, Washington, C. Mark Smith spent forty years managing economic development organizations at the local, state, and federal level. He is a Fellow Member and Honorary Life Member of the International Economic Development Council and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Washington Governor Gary Locke in 2004.

Smith’s other interests revolve around history, politics, and community service. A self-proclaimed “political junkie,” he is an avid observer of the national political scene.


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