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Three-term incumbent Shelly Short faces a challenge from Libertarian James Apker. She’s stressing her experience, both in the Legislature and on the staffs of U.S. Reps. George Nethercutt and Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Apker is saying she’s “a trained politician” and the voters are tired of Republicans and Democrats. Both are fiscal conservatives opposed to tax increases.

State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)

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Candidate Votes Pct
Shelly Short (R) 37,327 79.82%
James R. Apker (L) 9,435 20.18%

* 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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