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Toby Nixon Biography

Former Washington State Representative (R), 45th District
Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“If somebody’s in jail, they don’t vote, and if someone’s not in jail they vote. It’s as simple as that.”

“Ex-felons Face Roadblocks in Regaining Voting Rights,” Associated Press, July 4, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Program Manager in the Windows Hardware Ecosystem Group, Microsoft Corp., 1993-Present
  • Washington State Representative, 45th District, 2002-2007
  • Member, House committees on State Government Operations and Accountability (Ranking Republican, 2005-2006), 2003-2006
  • Vice Chair (and former Chair) of the Steering Committee of the UPnP Forum
  • Principal Engineer and Standards Committee Representative, Hayes Microcomputer Products, 1984-1993
  • Computer Operator, Shasta County government (hired at age of 16 through the CETA [Comprehensive Employment and Training Act] program), 1975
  • Member, Board of Directors, UPnP Implementers Corporation
  • Former Member, Attorney General’s Advisory Council on Identity Theft
  • Vice President and Member, Board of Directors, Washington Coalition for Open Government
  • Member, Executive Committee, Washington state chapter of Republicans for Environmental Protection
  • Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, Advisory council, Right Turn newspaper, University of Washington
  • Attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Shasta High School, Redding, CA, 1976
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Quoted in:
  1. Should People with Felony Convictions Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?