About Rep. Gina McCabe

Gina is a fifth-generation resident of Klickitat County, and the first person elected to the state Legislature from Klickitat County since 1982.

She graduated from Goldendale High School, received an associate degree from Clark College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. She also studied at Concord University School of Law and is a certified hotel administrator from the Education Institute.

Gina has owned and operated various small businesses for more than 25 years, including a seven-time, gold award-winning hotel and a youth performing arts studio. She is currently the CEO and general manager of Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Goldendale. She opened Touch of Class Studio at age 16, which teaches ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, gymnastics, cheerleading, Zumba, personal fitness training and martial arts. Gina volunteers for organizations such as the American Lung Association, Heart Association and Cancer Relay for Life.

As a small business owner, she has balanced budgets, made tough decisions and lifelong relationships with the people who depend on her for a paycheck. She is concerned about burdensome government regulations and how they directly affect an employer’s ability to create and keep jobs. Gina would like to see businesses receive the support and incentives necessary to drive the economy and create more job opportunities for the people in Washington state.

She lives in Goldendale with her husband and best friend Dan McCabe. She loves running, traveling, teaching performing arts to children, and especially spending time with her family and friends.