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Ellen Craswell (R)

Resume Age: 64 … Attended the University of Washington … Former medical technologist … Served in Washington State House, 1977-80; Washington State Senate, 1981-1992 … Publisher of Family in Touch, a religious conservative newsletter, since 1986 … Executive board member of IMPAC, a religious conservative political action committee, since 1987 … Born and raised near current home in Poulsbo, Wash. … Married with four grown children.

Finances: Raised $1,035,025 and spent $1,027,902 as of Oct. 10, but has since raised at least an additional $125,000. She has raised most of her money from small contributors, including more than 6,000 people across the state who send her $10 a month. The state Republican Party also intends to spend up to $500,000 on her race.

Why she’s running: “I am running because I think government is too big, too expensive, and too intrusive, without enough emphasis on moral values, rights and freedoms.”

What she’d do first: “Make major cuts in tax rates and intrusive government rules and regulations.”

, DataTimes