About Rep. Bob McCaslin
Bob McCaslin has always had a passion for service. For the past three decades, he has served as a public school teacher, the last two decades in Spokane Valley. Additionally, Bob has been a Union Gospel Mission volunteer since 1988, and has served as chaplain at the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center since 2007.
Bob is a proud alumnus of Washington State University, where he graduated in 1983 with degrees in History and Elementary Education. In 1999, Bob received his master's degree in School Administration from Whitworth College. When asked what led him to run for public office, Bob says he was influenced by his father, Bob McCaslin, Sr., who served in the state Senate for 30 years.
Sworn into office in 2014, Bob's legislative priorities include:
- Requiring state government to manage taxpayers' money efficiently and economically—to benefit every region of the state;
- Promoting job growth and a thriving private sector by letting the free enterprise system do what our founders intended, unimpeded by unreasonable government regulation;
- Encouraging policies that attract business startups, and create an environment for existing businesses to successfully compete in regional and global markets;
- Working to ensure the state's education system equips students with the resources necessary for them to succeed in the classroom and in life; and
- Improving the state's mental health system to ensure proper care for those who are in need of services, and in order to protect the general public.
Bob has lived in Spokane for more than four decades and has been married to his wife, Heather, for more than 25 years. They have one son and one daughter.