u 2012 Washington General Election

Jeff Holy

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 59City: Cheney, WA

Occupation: State representative

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.

JEFF HOLY

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. 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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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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