|Jim McIntire (D)||1,567,626||58.43%|
|Sharon Hanek (I)||1,115,423||41.57%|
* 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
This is the state’s top fiscal officer, responsible for managing and safeguarding the state’s tax revenue and other deposits. It initially appeared incumbent Jim McIntire would coast to a new four-year term without any opposition, but independent candidate Sharon Hanek mounted a write-in campaign in the August primary that captured enough of the ballots cast to qualify for an actual spot on the general election ballot. The position pay $116,950 per year plus health care and other benefits.
Washington’s most unlikely candidate rolled into Spokane this week on a campaign swing. The name is Sharon Hanek, a West Sider who lives in Pierce County.