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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2018 Washington General Election, Nov. 6

Party: Republican

Age: 49

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: U.S. congresswoman

Education: Graduated from the Columbia River Christian Academy, Kettle Falls, in 1986. Earned pre-law bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in 1990 and executive MBA from the University of Washington in 2002.

Political experience: Appointed to state House of Representatives, serving the 7th Legislative District, in 1993. Elected to state House in 1994, where she served until joining Congress. Elected to Congress in 2004. Former Vice Chair of House Republican Conference. Elected chairwoman of House Republican Conference in 2013.

Work experience: Aide to state representative, 1990-93. Worked at her family orchard and fruit stand for 13 years, prior to election to Congress.

Family: Married. Has three young children.


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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 173,802 54.80 %
Lisa Brown (D) 143,419 45.20 %

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Lisa Brown

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