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Rich Cowan

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Democrat

Age: 64

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: CEO and founder, North by Northwest

RICH COWAN

Education: Graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash. in 1974. Earned broadcast journalism degree from Washington State University in 1979. Earned human nutrition master’s degree from WSU in 1984.

Work experience: Co-founded North by Northwest Productions in 1990. Worked as the community affairs director for KHQ-TV from 1986-1990. Served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician at Washington State University while a college student. Served on Community Colleges of Spokane Vocational Advicsory Council in mid-1990s. Former Eagle Scout.

Political experience: Ran for Congress in 2012 against U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Family: Divorced. Has two adult children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 76,116 55.48 %
Rich Cowan (D) 46,031 33.55 %
Randall Yearout (R) 10,743 7.83 %
Ian Moody (N) 4,307 3.14 %

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