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Patty Murray

A candidate for U.S. Senator, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Democratic

Age: 70

City: Seattle, WA

Age: 65

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.

Political experience: Served on Shoreline School Board; former state senator; four-term U.S. senator

Work experience: Preschool teacher, member of Congress.

Family: Married, two children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patty Murray (D) 1,709,520 59.26%
Chris Vance (R) 1,175,088 40.74%

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