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Laura Carder

A candidate for State Representative, position 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Republican

Age: 73

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Yorktown High School in Virginia in 1965. Attended Radford Ladies school, then earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from San Francisco State in 1969.

Work experience. Worked as a computer programmer for McDonnell Douglas for 12 years, then held a series of temporary jobs. In recent years she has held seasonal jobs at the Spokane County Fair, the Orange County Fair and at Knotts Berry Farm.

Political experience: Served as a Republican Party precinct committee officer for several years. Ran unsuccessfully for Spokane School Board in 2009 and state representative in 2006, 2008 and 2016.

Family: Single

Campaign fundraising: Carder has chosen the mini reporting option, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, meaning she has pledged to raise and spend no more than $5,000.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Timm Ormsby (D) 29,312 62.35%
Laura Carder (R) 17,702 37.65%

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