u 2012 Washington Primary

Tim Benn

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 03 in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Republican

Age: 36City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Co-owner of day-care center

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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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