About Rep. Joe Schmick

Rep. Joe Schmick has served the 9th District, which includes Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Franklin, Lincoln, Adams, Whitman, and south Spokane counties, since 2007.

Joe is a former second-generation farmer and small-business owner.  He earned degrees in Accounting and Economics from EWU and is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation.

Joe’s extensive background in agriculture includes leadership roles in local, state and national Farm Bureau organizations, Grain Quality Committee, Washington Barley Commission, and the National Barley Improvement Committee. He served as a member of the Whitman County Wetlands and Whitman County Natural Resource Advisory committees.

Joe serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.  He is the ranking member on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, where he has focused his efforts on keeping quality health care affordable, accountable and accessible to all, especially those in underserved rural areas.

Joe and his wife, Kim, reside in Colfax.