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Five-term incumbent Joel Kretz is the House Republicans’ assistant leader facing a challenge from Ronnie Rae, an attorney who describes himself as an independent moderate running on a shoestring because he says he’s sickened by the amount of money in politics. Rae says he’s running to give voters a choice. Kretz says he hasn’t seen the challenger at campaign forums but Rae says that’s because he hasn’t been invited to many.

State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)

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Candidate Votes Pct
Joel Kretz (R) 38,585 83.06%
Ronnie Rae (c) 7,871 16.94%

* 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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