Last updated on: 11/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Toby Nixon Biography

Title:
Former Washington State Representative (R), 45th District
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
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
Education:
  • Attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Shasta High School, Redding, CA, 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?