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Kim Wyman

A candidate for Secretary of State, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 54

City: Lacey, WA

Party: Republican

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from California State University; earned master’s in public administration from Troy State University.

Political experience: Elected secretary of state in 2012; served as Thurston County auditor 2001-2013;

Work experience: Former Thurston County elections manager and assistant records manager; former U.S. Army civilian training specialist; serves on board of several nonprofit organizations.

Family: Married; has two children


On this race:

Wants to modernize elections to improve accuracy and efficiency, make archives and documents more accessible. Notable: Holds job once held by previous Secretary of State Sam Reed.

Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Kim Wyman (R) 1,368,612 50.66%
Kathleen Drew (D) 1,332,842 49.34%

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