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Jessa Lewis

A candidate for 6th District Representative Senate, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2018 Washington General Election, Nov. 6

Party: Democratic

City: Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from Evergreen State College in 2010 with bachelor’s degree in energy policy.

Political experience: First time running for office. National and state delegate in Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016.

Work experience: One year as Eastern Washington director of nonprofit Healthcare for All, two years as general manager of cannabis retail store Dockside and one year as director of marketing at cannabis processor Circanna, six years as independent communications and business consultant for startups, nonprofits and established companies around the state.

Family: Single. Has one child.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jeff Holy (R) 37,863 54.84 %
Jessa Lewis (D) 31,175 45.16 %

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Jeff Holy

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