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State Representative, Pos. A (GOP)

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Luke Malek (R) 1,959 65.50%
Jeff Ames (R) 1,032 34.50%

* 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

Luke Malek

Party:
Republican
Age:
40

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep High School, 2000. Earned bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho and law degree from the University of Idaho.

Political background: Incumbent, elected to Idaho House in 2012 and 2014. Served as North Idaho regional director for then-Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, and then in the same position when Risch was governor. Interned for Idaho Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo.

Work experience: Served as executive director of the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency. Worked for three years for the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.Was in-house counsel for Heritage Health for two years, then formed Smith-Malek law firm. Continues to serve as general counsel for Heritage Health. Also serves on the McClure Center board for the University of Idaho, and on the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) board for the 1st Judicial District. Co-founded the Kootenai County Young Professionals organization.

Family: Married. Has no children.

Jeff Ames

Party:
Republican