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After longtime Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, was defeated in the primary, GOP primary winner Mary Souza faces Constitution Party candidate Ray Writz in November; no Democrat is running.

State Senate, Idaho Legislative District 4

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Candidate Votes Pct
Mary Souza (R) 7,406 74.75%
Ray J. Writz (C) 2,502 25.25%

* 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.


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