Central Washington University professor and newly elected 13th District state representative Matt Manweller was a guest on Friday's Mike Bastinelli show.

Manweller is a tenured  political science professor at CWU, and also taught high school math and economics.

He is also a writer, broadcaster and Christian Broadcasting Network contributor.

Manweller, who was elected November 6 as a Republican, was sworn in earlier this week  because of the resignation of former 13th District Representative Bill Hinkle.

Representative Manweller talked about being a conservative in academia, why he decided to run for state office, negative campaigning, and what he expects in the 2013 legislative session.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

Part 1   

Part 2

Click here to visit Representative Manweller's official web page.