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Jeff Holy

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

Party: Republican

Age: 61

City: Spokane, WA

Career: Attorney. Served in the Spokane Police Department from 1984 until he left with the rank of detective in 2006 to practice law. Governor-appointed board member for one of the state’s retirement systems for public safety retirees (LEOFF 2) since 2005.

Education: Graduated from Issaquah High School in 1973. Earned psychology bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 1983. Earned law degree from Gonzaga University in 1989.

Political experience: Won current House seat in 2012 and 2014. Ran for Spokane County Commission in 2010.

Military experience: U.S. Army, 1975-1978. Army National Guard 1981-1982.

Family: Married; two children


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On this race:

Hopes to sponsor a bill to reform the state’s business and occupation tax. Opposes same-sex marriage. Supports rule requiring two-thirds support for tax increases. Says more revenue is needed to adequately fund education but that tax increases shouldn’t be the first choice to boost funding.

Election results

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

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Mapping the Vote: Holy leads Dellwo

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Dellwo vs. Holy, Introduction

Former state Rep. Dennis Dellwo, a Democrat, and attorney Jeff Holy, a Republican, make their case why their the best to represent the 6th Legislative District, in the state House. The district includes parts of the city of Spokane, and most of the West Plains.



Mapping the vote: Another way to look at the 6th Dist race

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JEFF HOLY, Republican Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Residency. I’ve lived here 30 years, having graduated Gonzaga Law, completed a career with Spokane P.D., raised my family and been involved in the community. I’m part of our community, people and issues. Resume. Local public service, community activity, education, existing legislative relationships, institutional memory, political involvement and public safety are all tools that no other candidates possess. Responsibility. I have big budget experience (Trustee for $6 Billion State Retirement System), I’m a small business owner who understands WA business climate and my work as an attorney teaches me to place other’s interests before my own.


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