u 2012 Washington Primary

Ian Moody

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: No party

Age: 35City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: director of nonprofit group focused on medical marijuana

Career: Executive director of Spokane Designated Provider, a nonprofit support group for patients who may benefit from marijuana. Former resident manager at Latah Services, an assisted living facility for developmentally disabled adults. Chief med tech and lead aide at Fairview Assisted Living, a care facility for patients with dementia and for hospice patients. Founded Sensible Spokane, which has proposed citizen initiatives.

Education: Graduated from Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls in 1998. Earned associates degree from Spokane Falls Community College.

Political experience: First run for office, but has attempted to place several initiatives on the ballot, mostly in Spokane and mostly related to decriminalizing marijuana offenses.

Family: Single. No children.

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Competitors

Last updated: Aug. 10, 3 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 76,116 55.48%
Rich Cowan (D) 46,031 33.55%
Randall Yearout (R) 10,743 7.83%
Ian Moody (N) 4,307 3.14%
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