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Lynnette Vehrs

A candidate for State Representative, position 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Democratic

Age: 66

City: Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in 1976. Earned master’s degree at WSU College of Nursing in 2009.

Work experience: Former instructor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, retired nurse.

Political experience: State committeewoman with Spokane County Democrats, elected to the legislative health policy council of the Washington State Nurses Association.

Family: Married. Three daughters, three stepdaughters.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Volz (R) 34,485 55.20%
Lynnette Vehrs (D) 27,992 44.80%

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