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U.S. Senator

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
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%
Goodspaceguy (D) 4,718 0.33%
Will Baker (R) 4,593 0.32%
Mohammad H. Said (C) 3,387 0.23%
Schalk Leonard 2,818 0.19%
William Edward Chovil (R) 2,039 0.14%

* 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

Patty Murray

Party:
Democrat
Age:
71
City:
Seattle, WA

Age: 65

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.

Political experience: Served on Shoreline School Board; former state senator; four-term U.S. senator

Work experience: Preschool teacher, member of Congress.

Family: Married, two children.

Dino Rossi

Party:
Republican

Clint Didier

Party:
Republican
Age:
62
City:
Connell, Washington
Occupation:
rancher/farmer

Graduate of Connell High School, Portland State University. Former NFL football player with Washington Redskins. Served on National Farm Service Agency, 2000-08. Married, four children

Paul Akers

Party:
Republican

Charles Allen

Party:
Democrat

Bob Burr

Party:
Democrat

Norma D. Gruber

Party:
Republican

Mike Latimer

Party:
Republican

Mike The Mover

Party:
Democrat
Age:
68
City:
Mill Creek, WA

Goodspaceguy

Party:
Democrat
Age:
83
City:
Seattle, WA

Education: Degrees in economics from University of Maryland and Stockholm University; law degree from University of Washington.

Work experience: Retired accountant, chemical plant operator, economist, investor.

Political experience: Runs every year, usually for a statewide or congressional office, rarely gets past primary.

Family: Single

Will Baker

Party:
Reform
City:
Tacoma, WA

Mohammad H. Said

Party:
Centrist
Age:
5
City:
Ephrata, WA

Education: M.D., University of Granada, Ph.D. University of Madrid, Master Public Health, University of Toronto

Political experience: Run multiple times for state and federal office.

Work experience: Physician, has worked in multiple states for Veterans Affairs, currently has solo practice in Ephrata.

Family: Married, three children

William Edward Chovil

Party:
Republican