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State Representative, Position B, Democratic Primary

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Richard Kohles (D) 259 69.81%
Cooper Coyle (D) 112 30.19%

* 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.

The Candidates

Richard Kohles

Hayden, Idaho

Education: Graduated from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Mountain View, Calif., in 1957. Completed two years of Catholic seminary there in 1959. Holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Patrick’s Seminary.

Political background: Twice elected to the Post Falls School Board; served six years.

Work experience: Taught at the elementary, secondary and college levels for 15 years. Associate broker with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Reality in Coeur d’Alene for the past 31 years. Past president, Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors.

Family: Married. Has hree grown children and six grandchildren

Cooper Coyle

Hauser, Idaho

Coyle is a recent North Idaho College graduate from Kellogg who is making his first run for office. He works at Idaho Asphalt Supply, and holds an associate's degree and a certificate in communications, both from NIC.