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Richard Schrock

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

Party: Republican

Age: 76

City: Lynnwood, WA

Education: Attended St. Martin’s College in Lacy, Wash., did not earn degree.

Political experience: Serving his second term as Snohomish County Fire District 1 commissioner.

Work experience: Part-time consultant on communications, advertising and public relations. Member of Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, Lake Stickney Conservancy and Sno-King Watershed Council. Served as director of state Department of Commerce in Gov. John Spellman’s administration.

Family: Single.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Kreidler (D) 1,577,521 58.58%
Richard Schrock (R) 1,115,365 41.42%

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