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Lt. Governor

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Brad Owen (D) 1,463,776 53.68%
Bill Finkbeiner (R) 1,263,162 46.32%

* 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.

About The Race

Democratic incumbent Brad Owen is seeking his fifth four-year term as the state’s chief backup but Republican Bill Finbeiner, a former state legislator, is looking to unseat him. Both advanced to the general election from a crowded primary field, though Finkbeiner finished with a distant second-place finish. The lieutenant governor serves as state’s chief executive when governor is out of state; presides over the Senate when in session; serves on committees on Senate rules, economic development, state Capitol and state finance. Four-year term; pays $93,948 per year plus healthcare and other benefits.

The Candidates

Brad Owen

Shelton, WA
incumbent lieutenant governor

Bill Finkbeiner

Kirkland, WA
owns real estate investment firm

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