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State Senator (GOP)

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Shawn Keough (R) 4,671 70.27%
Danielle Ahrens (R) 1,976 29.73%

* 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

Shawn Keough

Sandpoint, Idaho

Education: Graduated from Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1978. Attended North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College.

Political background: Incumbent state senator, seeking re-election for an 11th two-year term. Elected to the Senate every two years since 1996.

Work experience: Executive director of the Associated Logging Contractors for the past 16 years. Previously worked for 12 years as timber information program manager for the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. Before that, managed restaurants and bars in North Idaho.

Family: Married. Has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Danielle Ahrens