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About this race

This is a rematch from two years ago. Democratic incumbent Marcus Riccelli is running on his first-term record of bipartisan collaboration and securing state dollars for projects such NEWTECH Skill Center, the North Spokane Corridor, the MAC and the Peaceful Valley Community Center. His focus is better access to education and expanding services for children and families. Challenger Tim Benn identifies himself as an independent Republican and is a small-business owner who wants to cut business taxes, which he says will create jobs and boost the economy. He is opposed to national education standards and believes public schools can do a better job with existing available funding.

State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)

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Candidate Votes Pct
Marcus Riccelli (D) 19,939 59.91%
Tim Benn (R) 13,341 40.09%

* 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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