City: Seattle, Washington
Education: Received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1972.
Work experience: Worked as a preschool teacher.
Political experience: Served as Washington's U.S. Senator since 1993. Served as a state senator from 1989 to 1993. Served on the Shoreline School District Board from 1985 to 1989.
Family: Married to Rob Murray. Has two children.
|Patty Murray (D)||670,284||46.22%|
|Dino Rossi (R)||483,305||33.33%|
|Clint Didier (R)||185,034||12.76%|
|Paul Akers (R)||37,231||2.57%|
|James (Skip) Mercer||12,122||0.84%|
|Charles Allen (D)||11,525||0.79%|
|Bob Burr (D)||11,344||0.78%|
|Norma D. Gruber (R)||9,162||0.63%|
|Mike Latimer (R)||6,545||0.45%|
|Mike The Mover (D)||6,019||0.42%|
|Will Baker (R)||4,593||0.32%|
|Mohammad H. Said (C)||3,387||0.23%|
|William Edward Chovil (R)||2,039||0.14%|
Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a near mathematical impossibility of catching her even though hundreds of thousands of votes remain to be counted, Rossi conceded Thursday evening.
A Spokane man arrested outside a U.S. Senate candidates debate with a meat cleaver and other knives has been charged in federal court. John Jay Sieler, 50, is accused of threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray on Oct. 14 as he drove by her supporters waving a meat cleaver and shouting profanities.
Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m.
Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.
Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot counting against Republican Michael Baumgartner, but he said it was too little to make a difference.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals.
Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat in doubt. Early returns indicate the tide will carry more Republicans into the still solidly Democratic-controlled Legislature in Olympia, and to the already Republican-dominated courthouse in Spokane. Because Washington votes will continue to arrive in the mail for more than a week, close races might not be decided until right before Thanksgiving.
Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.