7th District State Representative, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
|Jacquelin Maycumber (R)||25,039||67.38%|
|Susan Swanson (D)||12,122||32.62%|
* 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.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to reject a permit for a massive oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River was influenced by local residents’ worries about the potential for an oil train derailment in Spokane.
Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.
Republican Jacquelin Maycumber moved from legislative assistant to legislator when northeast Washington’s House seat opened up this year. To keep the job, she’ll have to beat Democrat Susan Swanson, who is trying to break the GOP lock that stretches back to the 1990s.
Residents in Washington’s northeast counties would get help preparing their homes to withstand wildfires through a fund set up to help the homeless.