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Duane Davidson

A candidate for Treasurer, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Republican

Age: 61

City: Richland, Washington

Education: Graduated from Tolt High School. Earned bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University.

Political experience: Elected state treasurer 2016. Elected Benton County treasurer 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Former president of the state Association of County Treasurers.

Work experience: Former chief financial accountant for Benton County; former auditor for the Washington State Auditor’s Office, where he was assistant audit manager in the Tri-Cities and also led the Walla Walla regional offices.

Family: Widower. Has three children.

Campaign Funds: Raised $157,000 as of Sept. 7, according to the Public Disclosure Commission; among top donors are NW Credit Union Assn., Community Bankers Association and Washington Society of CPAs, with $4,000 each.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Duane Davidson (R) 1,405,930 58.23%
Michael Waite (R) 1,008,706 41.77%

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