u 2012 Washington Primary

Robert "Bob" Wilson

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeast Washington) in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Republican

Age: 54City: Ione, WA

On this race: Says his “willingness to go against the grain” will help him institute change. Says he will fight to lower the gas tax and work to freeze new transportation projects, including plans to complete the North Spokane Corridor. Disagrees with state Supreme Court ruling that said the state is underfunding basic education. Supports constitutional amendment requiring supermajority votes to approve tax increases. Says he has concerns about same-sex marriage but probably would have voted in favor of allowing it. Says women in first trimester of pregnancy should have a right to an abortion. Supports charter school initiative. Opposes law that allows local governments to install red light enforcement cameras.

Career: Retired in 2009 after 25 years in U.S. Border Patrol, including six as the supervisor of the patrol’s office in Metaline Falls. Wrote book aimed at young teens about a boy with leukemia.

Education: Graduated from Sunnyside High School. Earned bachelor’s in wildlife biology from Washington State University.

Political experience: Ran for Pend Oreille County Sheriff.

Family: Divorced. Has school-age daughter and two adult children.

Competitors

Joel Kretz Republican

Last updated: Oct. 16, 3:08 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Joel Kretz (R) 9,900 58.93%
Robert “Bob” Wilson (R) 6,900 41.07%
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