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Mary Dye

A candidate for Legislative District 9, State of Washington in the 2015 Washington Primary

Party: Republican

Age: 60

City: Pomeroy, Washington

Education: Graduated from South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho in 1979. Earned a plants and crop management degree from the University of Idaho in 1983.

Work Experience: Served in Peace Corps as agricultural educator in Peace Corps in Ubon, Thailand from 1984 to 1986. Helped build wells and water systems for villages that had none. Co-manages third-generation wheat farm since 1987. 

Political Experience: Vice chair of the state’s Republican Party from 1994 to 1997. Appointed to state House in 2015 and later elected to the seat that same year. Re-elected in 2016 and 2018. Served as a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention, where she served as co-chairwoman of the Agriculture and Environment plank for the Platform Committee.

Family: Married to husband Roger Dye and has three children.

Campaign Fundraising: Raised more than $56,000 as of Friday, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top contributions include $2,000 each from the Puget Sound Energy Company, Avista Corp., Boeing's political action committee, Amazon.com Services Inc. and the Washington Affordable Housing Council in Olympia.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mary Dye (R) 7,258 47.86%
Kenneth E. Caylor (D) 4,047 26.68%
Richard Lathim (R) 3,861 25.46%

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