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Michael Brunson

A candidate for Washington State Senate, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2013 Aug. 6 Primary

Party: Republican

Age: 65

City: Springdale, WA

Occupation: Private Investigator

Unsuccessfully ran for Stevens County Sheriff in 2010.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
John Smith (R) 2,693 48.38%
Michael Brunson (R) 1,455 26.14%
Brian Dansel (R) 1,418 25.48%

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Appointed senator to face two challengers in 7th District

Most years, it’s considered an advantage to hold the office you are seeking in the upcoming election. Brian Dansel and Mike Brunson, who are challenging appointed Sen. John Smith for the seat in northeast Washington’s sprawling 7th District, are hoping 2013 isn’t like most years. Being in the state Senate is not exactly a badge of honor after a prolonged session that needed nearly 50 extra days to accomplish the Legislature’s primary goal of passing the operating budget.