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U.S. Representative

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jay Inslee (D) 90,208 55.85%
James Watkins (R) 44,269 27.41%
Matthew Burke (R) 20,185 12.50%
David D. Schirle (I) 6,864 4.25%

* 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

Jay Inslee

Party:
Democrat
Age:
70
City:
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from University of Washington; earned law degree from Willamette University Law School.

Work experience: Former prosecuting attorney, author.

Political experience: Elected governor in 2012 and 2016; member of state Legislature, 1989-92; member U.S. House 1993-94; 1999-2012. Ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but dropped out before any primary or caucus.

Family: Married to Trudi Inslee. Has three children.

Campaign financing: Raised $6.7 million in contributions as of Oct. 2, 2020, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission, including almost $1.4 million from state Democratic Central Committee and $328,000 in small contributions under $25. 

James Watkins

Party:
Republican
Age:
61
City:
Redmond, WA

Matthew Burke

Party:
Republican

David D. Schirle

Party:
Independent