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Joe Pakootas

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Democratic

Age: 63

City: Inchelium, WA

Education: Graduated from Inchelium High School in 1975. Attended Eastern Washington University. Received executive MBA University of Washington 2006.

Political experience: Former tribal chairman of the Colville Confederated Tribes; member tribal business council 1987-99, 2001-13. Unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Congress 5th District seat in 2014.

Work experience: Enterprise Executive Officer for the Nez Perce Tribe. Former chief executive officer Colville Tribal Federal Corp. Worked in logging, construction. Former executive director of medical and dental services for Kalispel Tribe.

Family: Married. Has four adult children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 166,159 59.46%
Joe Pakootas (D) 113,308 40.54%

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