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Diane Tebelius, JD Biography

Former Chairwoman of the Washington State Republican Party
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“The only restriction in this bill [HB1473] appears to be total incarceration. That means anyone under house arrest, out on parole, or individuals who owe restitution to their victims can vote. That is the wrong direction to take the law.

Week two of the Democrats’ election reform agenda is to make sure to count as many felon votes as you can!”

“Week Two of Democrats’ Agenda in Olympia: More Voting Felons, Taxpayer Funded Campaigns and Christmas Lights,” published on the website of the Washington State Republican Party, Jan. 24, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairwoman, Washington State Republican Party, 2006-2007
  • Election Observer, Afghanistan, under the sponsorship of the International Republican Institute (not affiliated with the Republican Party), 2005
  • Candidate for U.S. Rep. (R), 8th District of Washington, 2004
  • Member, GOP National Committee, 2000-2004
  • Executive Board, Washington State Republican Party, 1998-Present
  • State Vice Chairwoman, Dole-Kemp for President Campaign, 1996
  • U.S. Federal Prosecutor, 1986-1996
  • Special Counsel, U.S. Senate Budget Committee, 1981
  • Former math teacher, Southern California
  • MA, Law and Taxation, Washington university
  • JD, California state university
  • BA, Teaching Credential, History, Walla Walla College
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Quoted in:
  1. Should People with Felony Convictions Who Are out of Prison but on Parole or Probation Regain Their Right to Vote?