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James R. Apker

A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Libertarian

Age: 44

City: Mead, WA

Occupation: Electronics technician

Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in 1995. Earned associate degree in network engineering from Spokane Community College and associate degree in construction management from Edmonds Community College.

Work experience: Small business owner doing residential construction and consultation. Former electronics installation and service technician. Has worked as a construction worker, satellite installation technician and project manager.

Political background: Has held no public office. Previously ran for state representative in the 7th Legislative District.

Family: Single

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Andy Billig (D) 31,114 67.76%
James R. Apker (L) 14,803 32.24%

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