Kennewick Republican Jamie Wheeler announced her candidacy Wednesday for the House seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings.
Wheeler, 48, is a tea party activist who ran for the office in 2012 but did not make it through the Top Two primary.
She works as an in-home care provider. Her goals include abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and making federal laws more business-friendly, she said.
"I want to make America the No. 1 place in the world to locate a business," Wheeler said.
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Wheeler has scheduled a meet-and-greet to discuss her candidacy at 1 p.m. Friday at the Red Lion on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick.
The other candidates to announce are former state Department of Agriculture director and lawmaker Dan Newhouse; state Sen. Jana Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake; Brad Peck, Franklin County commissioner; Clint Didier, former NFL tight end and Connell farmer; Gavin Seim, an Ephrata portraitist and filmmaker; and Josh Ramirez of Pasco, a Washington River Protection Solutions project control specialist.