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Marty McClendon

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

Party: Republican

Age: 53

City: Gig Harbor, WA

Education: Graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School. Attended University of Washington and studied pre-medicine; certification training, including to become anesthesia technician, mortgage broker and life insurance agent.

Work experience: Anesthesia technician, 1987-2000; pastor of Gig Harbor Family Church, since 2013; real estate managing broker, 1999-present; radio talk show host at KLFE, AM-1590 in Seattle, 2015-present.

Political experience: Republican precinct committee officer.

Elected experience: Ran for lieutenant governor in 2016; lost in general election. Precinct committee officer; 26th Legislative District Republican Club president, 2012-2014.

Family: Married; has three children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cyrus Habib (D) 1,515,483 54.53%
Marty McClendon (R) 1,263,485 45.47%

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