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State Senator

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Derek Kilmer (D) 18,949 55.92%
Marty McClendon (R) 12,696 37.47%
Kristine Danielson 2,238 6.61%

* 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

Derek Kilmer

Party:
Democrat

Marty McClendon

Party:
Republican
Age:
54
City:
Gig Harbor, WA

Education: Graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School. Attended University of Washington and studied pre-medicine; certification training, including to become anesthesia technician, mortgage broker and life insurance agent.

Work experience: Anesthesia technician, 1987-2000; pastor of Gig Harbor Family Church, since 2013; real estate managing broker, 1999-present; radio talk show host at KLFE, AM-1590 in Seattle, 2015-present.

Political experience: Republican precinct committee officer.

Elected experience: Ran for lieutenant governor in 2016; lost in general election. Precinct committee officer; 26th Legislative District Republican Club president, 2012-2014.

Family: Married; has three children.