Erin Shannon

Title: 
Director, Center for Small Business
Email address: 
eshannon [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org
Phone: 
(360) 705-6543 (WPC's Olympia office)

Erin Shannon is the Director of WPC's Center for Small Business. Before joining Washington Policy Center, she was the Public Relations Director of Washington state's largest pro-small business trade association, and was formerly a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Congressman Randy Tate in Washington, D.C. Over the past 15 years Erin has appeared regularly in print, broadcast and radio media. She was a recurring guest on ABC's Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, until the show's cancellation in 2002, and participated in a live, on-stage version of Politically Incorrect in Seattle with Bill Maher. Erin has served as the spokesperson for several pro-small business initiative campaigns including Referendum 53, repealing increases in unemployment insurance taxes; Initiative 841, repealing the state's ergonomics rule; and Initiative 1082, to end the state's monopoly on workers' compensation. Erin holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Washington.

Read Erin's blog posts here.