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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ken Nichols

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 27 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Independent

On this race:

Elected Experience: none

Other Professional Experience: Three Olympia legislative sessions, as an intern, committee clerk, and session attorney. 25 years as a deputy prosecutor in Pierce and Thurston Counties and over three years in private law practice. I’m also a licensed real estate agent.

Education: Curtis High, Western WA, and UPS Law.

Community Service: Former member Pierce County Mental Health Advisory Board, coached youth baseball and basketball and taught adult classes at church. Married to Linda since 1980, we’ve raised three sons in the North End who attended both Tacoma public and private schools. We have one grandson. My two sisters are public school teachers. 

Statement: I'm for fiscal responsibility in state budgeting by spending less than projected revenue, and restoring a supermajority before raising taxes.  Healthy businesses produce products, jobs and prosperity.  We've depended too much on state and federal governments.  A 21st century education must rely on technology and individualized learning, not  a one-size-fits-all approach. 

This district has been represented solely by Democrats for forty years.  For the sake of diversity and fairness, others should have a voice.  Say "yes" to balance and "enough" to hyper-partisanship.  Declare your independence!  Vote for Ken Nichols. 

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Laurie Jinkins (D) 6,818 32.90 %
Jake Fey (D) 6,046 29.17 %
Ken Nichols (I) 5,808 28.03 %
Jessica Smeall (D) 1,259 6.08 %
Janis (Gall-Martin) Gbalah (D) 793 3.83 %

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Laurie Jinkins


Jake Fey


Jessica Smeall