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Age: 36City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Co-owner of day-care center
On this race: Disagrees with state Supreme Court ruling that said that the state isn’t adequately funding basic education. Supports rule requiring supermajority votes to increase taxes. Opposes same-sex marriage. Supports charter schools. Opposes law giving local governments the option to install red light enforcement cameras.
Education: Graduated from Faith Christian Academy in 1996. Received associate degrees from Spokane Community College in general business, business management and marketing in 2005. Received child development associate’s degree from Blue Prints for Learning in 2011.
Work experience: Owns a child day care center, Little Precious Ones, with his wife in the Minnehaha Neighborhood of North Spokane
Political experience: First run for office. Led effort earlier this year to challenge day-care regulations that he says are duplicative and burdensome.
Family: Married. Has three school-age children
- Web: votetimbenn.com
Last updated: Nov. 13, 6:02 p.m. Election results
|Marcus Riccelli (D)||29,906||62.56%|
|Tim Benn (R)||17,895||37.44%|
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