About this race
Although the 6th Legislative District has leaned Republican in recent years, Democrats were able to capture seats in the district in 2006 and 2008. This year Democrat Shar Lichty, who was defeated last year in her bid to become Spokane mayor, is challenging incumbent Republican Jeff Holy.
Holy opposes increasing the minimum wage and state funding for the Spokane Transit Authority’s proposed Central City Line. He believes the state Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it demanded that the state Legislature vastly increase education funding. He says education is the state’s top priority and should be funded before other state operations.
Lichty supports increasing the minimum wage and state funding of the Central City Line. She supports the Supreme Court ruling to increase education funding and suggests creation of a capital gains tax and closing corporate tax loopholes to pay for it. She also supports creation of a state income tax.
State Representative, position 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
|Jeff Holy (R)||39,284||62.80%|
|Shar Lichty (D)||23,308||37.20%|
* 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.
Incumbent Rep. Jeff Holy gets the nod in a close call. We offer no endorsement in the face featuring Rep. Matt Shea.