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State Representative Pos. 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Chris Reykdal (D) 32,785 60.59%
Jason Hearn (G) 21,327 39.41%

* 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.

The Candidates

Chris Reykdal

Party:
Democrat
Age:
49
City:
Tumwater, Washington

Education: Graduated from Snohomish High School in 1990. Received his bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from Washington State University in 1994. Received his master’s in public administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1999.

Political Experience: Elected Superintendent for Public Instruction in 2016. Served as representative for the 22nd Legislative district in the Washington State House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017.

Work Experience: Teacher in Longview, Washington. Revenue analyst for the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee. Executive on Washington State’s public community and technical college system.

Family: Married to Kim Reykdal. Has two children.

Campaign contributions: Raised $155,694 as of Sept. 23, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Top donors include the Boeing Company PAC, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and the Washington Education Association. 

Jason Hearn

Party:
GOP