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State Representative, Position A, Democratic Primary

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patrick P. Mitchell (D) 509 78.19%
Turns To The East (D) 142 21.81%

* 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

Patrick P. Mitchell

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Education: Graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School, 1980. Earned bachelor’s degree in marketing, University of Idaho. Currently training for work as a counselor.

Political background: Ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Coeur d’Alene in 1993 and Coeur d’Alene City Council in 2011.

Work experience: Former traveling stand-up comedian. Worked in entertainment booking with Emmett Mitchell Productions. Worked in investigative work for law firms; real estate; and telephone sales. From May of 2005 to February of 2013, was employed full time as guardian and caregiver for his father. Currently working on a fill-in basis for North Idaho Commercial, an HVAC company.

Family: Single, no children.

Turns To The East

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

The legislative candidate whose legal name is “Turns to the East” changed his name from Charles Russell Addy on March 17, 1994 in a naming service at the Congregational Unitarian Church in Woodstock, Ill. He’s a former customs and border protection officer on the Washington-Canada border, who moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2014 for semi-retirement. He’s holds a master’s degree in public administration from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University.

Complete Coverage

District 4 races: Malek-Macomber, Sims-Amador, and more…

Here’s my full story from today’s Spokesman-Review on contested primary races in legislative District 4 in Coeur d’Alene, the third in a series: CdA legislator faces challenger who hopes to defund Idaho budget of federal money By Betsy Z. Russell As he seeks a third…

Coeur d’Alene legislator faces challenger who hopes to defund Idaho budget of federal money

As he seeks a third term in the Legislature, Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, faces a challenge from a local real estate attorney who’s gone on the attack – criticizing Malek as too young and inexperienced to represent Coeur d’Alene in the Legislature, saying, “He hasn’t built anything in his life to speak of, including a family, a business, or anything else.”