Northern Representative Malcolm Friedman

Dec 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced former Stevens County Commissioner Malcolm Friedman will serve as her Northern Regional Representative, based in her Colville office.

“Malcolm is leader in Northeastern Washington, and he brings a wealth of experience to this position,” McMorris Rodgers said. “I am excited to welcome him to my team as we continue to partner with local communities and individuals in moving forward important projects and priorities.”

Malcolm Friedman grew up in the Colville grocery store his family built in 1956. He attended Colville schools and graduated from the University of Washington. After college, Friedman continued in the family grocery business, expanding into new locations. In 1997, he became the executive director of the Rural Information Technology Center, a nonprofit in Colville focused on expanding access to broadband internet in Northeastern Washington.

In 2001, Friedman was elected to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners, and he served in that position until 2012. He has served on numerous boards and community organizations, including Mount Carmel Hospital Board, Rural Resources Community Action Board, Martin Hall Juvenile Facility Board, Tri-County Economic Development District Board, North East Washington Regional Support Network, North East Washington Health Systems, as well as the Colville Rotary Club and the Colville Food Bank.

Friedman is married to his high school sweetheart, Jillian. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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