About this race
Legislators are paid $42,106 annually, plus healthcare benefits. Senate terms are four years.
State Senator, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
|Michael Padden (R)||21,270||100%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District is so Republican that voters have elected the GOP candidate 38 times in the 40 legislative elections since 1980. So Republican that both candidates in this year’s special state Senate race are Republicans. But as incumbent Jeff Baxter, 51, and former state Rep. Mike Padden, 64, split the GOP vote, it could be independents and Democrats who decide who will fill the final year of the state Senate seat.
OLYMPIA — The Association of Washington Business endorsed Jeff Baxter Friday in the race for the state Senate seat in Spokane Valley’s 4th District. The AWB is meeting this week at Suncadia lodge — a resort near Cle Elum — for its annual “policy summit”….