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Shelly O'Quinn

A candidate for County Commissioner, district 2, Spokane County in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Republican

Age: 43

City: Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Whitworth University and a master’s in business administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

Political experience: Elected to the Spokane County Commission in 2012. Ran unsuccessfully for state House of Representatives in 2010.

Work experience: Worked for Greater Spokane Inc., Habitat for Humanity and the Inland Northwest Community Foundation in Spokane. Led the George Nethercutt Foundation as executive director. Worked with World Vision developing small businesses in Honduras. Directed a mission for First United Methodist Church in Stuart, Florida.

Family: Divorced. Has two children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 123,721 62.10 %
Andrew Biviano (D) 75,517 37.90 %

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Andrew Biviano

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