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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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About this race

This is a Republican vs. Republican matchup, and both flaunt their conservative bona fides as a reason to vote for them. Matt Shea, the incumbent, is running on a “liberty” agenda: gun rights, a Christian America and limiting an out-of-control government. Arritola is the less ideological yet still conservative candidate, primarily on issues of taxation, who says his experience owning a business gives him the knowledge to bring jobs to the region. Josh Arritola says finishing the North Spokane Corridor is paramount. Shea, who has not responded to many calls seeking comment, is “pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-guns, pro-life,” according to his website.

State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)

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Candidate Votes Pct
Matt Shea (R) 25,105 57.80%
Josh Arritola (R) 18,365 42.20%

* 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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