u 2012 Washington Primary

Marcus Riccelli

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Democrat

Age: 36City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Legislative aide

Career: served as senior policy aide to State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown from November 2010 until May 2012. Served as eastern Washington director for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell from 2007 until 2010. Member of the Spokane Public Schools Public Affairs Advisory Council. Member of advisory board for Daybreak Youth Services, which helps teens in Spokane battling addiction.

Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1996. Earned business administration bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 2000. Earned master’s in public administration from the University of Washington in 2007.

Political experience: First run for office. Former member of the Spokane City Plan Commission.

Family: Married. Has one son, who is a toddler.

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Competitors

Tim Benn Republican
Jon Snyder Democrat
Bob Apple Democrat
Morgan Oyler Republican

Last updated: Aug. 10, midnight Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Marcus Riccelli (D) 5,891 27.70%
Tim Benn (R) 4,512 21.21%
Jon Snyder (D) 4,086 19.21%
Bob Apple (D) 3,947 18.56%
Morgan Oyler (R) 2,834 13.32%
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