- Impeach Obama, say 35 percent in new poll
- Taliban yank 14 Shiites off bus, bind and shoot them on Afghan road
- Obama takes aim at ‘corporate deserters’
- Dick’s Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros
- Senators: Cease-fire must allow Israel to defend against rockets, tunnels
- Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
Birthdate: Feb. 7, 1956
Birth Place: Spokane, WA, United States
Residence: Spokane, WA
Rich Cowan was born and currently resides in Spokane, Wash., where his father served in the Air Force and his mother was a teacher. He received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a master's degree in human nutrition from Washington State University.
While in college he worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Pullman. He also earned a pilot's license and was a pilot in Alaska while in college.
Cowan worked for Spokane television station KHQ after college, eventually becoming the community affairs director.
In 1990, he co-founded North by Northwest Productions, a video and film production company based in Spokane. The company originally specialized in commercial and industrial video, but branched out to make feature films. Cowan has been involved as a producer or director in about 40 feature film projects.
He is divorced and has two children.
Rich Cowan contends that too many of the people sent to Washington are career politicians more interested in playing politics than fixing what is wrong. The result, he says, is an economy mired in a sluggish recovery, families suffering to make ends meet and cuts to education, Medicare and veterans' benefits.
He said the nation must send to Washington independent-minded leaders who have created jobs at home.
Cowan says he is running for Washington's 5th Congressional District seat because he believes U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is part of what he calls a dysfunctional congressional leadership taking America in the wrong direction.
He said his first priority would be job creation. As a business owner, he said he understands what a small business needs to deliver sustainable, high-paying jobs to its community.
His next priority would be health care reform. Cowan said he would stand by Medicare and strengthen Social Security.
Source: Associated Press
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- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- Hamas rejects Kerry's call for cease-fire; Fears grow others could join fight against Israel
- Evidence shows Russia firing artillery into Ukraine: Pentagon
- Norway expects imminent 'concrete threat' from ISIL terrorists 'within days'
- PRUDEN: The Democratic-wannabe mice under Hillary Clinton's feet
- Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala blame U.S. for border children crisis
- Algerian plane diverted due to storms, second aircraft: 116 missing
- ISIL captured 52 U.S.-made howitzers; artillery weapons cost 500K each