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Michael Waite

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

Party: Republican

Age: 945

City: Bothell, WA

Age: 39

Education: Earned a bachelor’s in business administration at Columbus State University and MBA at Emory University.

Political experience: First run for political office.

Work experience: Senior vice president at Bentall Kennedy, an investment company; spent four years with Cascade Investment, the private investment firm of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Former professional tennis player.

Family: Married. Has two children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Duane Davidson (R) 1,405,930 58.23%
Michael Waite (R) 1,008,706 41.77%

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