u 2012 Washington General Election

Dennis Dellwo

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains, parts of N. and S. Spokane) in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 68City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Attorney

On this race: Hopes to sponsor a bill that aligns college and secondary school curriculums to better ensure high school graduates are prepared for college. Supports same-sex marriage. Opposes rule requiring two-thirds support for tax increases. Disagrees with Gov. Chris Gregoire’s assessment that new taxes may be needed to adequately fund education.

Career: Attorney. Former legislator

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep, 1963. Received bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 1967. Received law degree from Arizona State University in 1971.

Political experience: Elected to state House, representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District from 1983 until 1996. Lost 1995 race for Spokane County Superior Court judge. Resigned from Legislature in 1996 to accept appointment to Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board. Current Spokane City Plan commissioner. Has served on the boards of several nonprofit agencies, including the United Way and Goodwill Industries. Served on former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner’s Sustainability Task Force.

Military experience: U.S. Army, 1971. U.S. Army Reserves, 1971-1979

Family: Married. Has three adult daughters and three adult step-daughters.

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Jeff Holy Republican

Last updated: Nov. 13, 6:02 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Jeff Holy (R) 33,085 55%
Dennis Dellwo (D) 27,071 45%
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