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Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Lynnette Vehrs (D) 9,998 43.68%
Mike Volz (R) 6,734 29.42%
Ian Field (R) 4,255 18.59%
Samuel Canty (R) 988 4.32%
Barry Pfundt (N) 914 3.99%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Complete Coverage

New York Times article references Spokane legislative race

A New York Times’ reporter interviewed Democratic candidate Lynnette Vehrs after Vehrs called for her opponent Mike Volz to “denounce the words and actions of Donald Trump and withdraw his support for the Republican nominee.”

Democrat in 6th Legislative race calls for Republican opponent to denounce Trump

The national debate about whether down-ticket Republicans should stand by Donald Trump following comments he made 11 years ago about groping women has trickled into the race for a House seat in Spokane County’s 6th Legislative District.

Mike Volz, Lynnette Vehrs grapple for House seat left vacant by Rep. Kevin Parker

After a tumultuous primary race, a retired nurse and the chief deputy treasurer for Spokane County are competing for the seat formerly held by four-term lawmaker Kevin Parker.

6th Legislative District: Lynnette Vehrs and Mike Volz agree on the need to fully fund education, but little else

The two candidates vying for the 6th Congressional district positioned themselves as representing a continuation of Rep. Kevin Parker’s eight-years in office, and new, more liberal leadership focused largely on health care reform, Monday.

Lynette Vehrs, Mike Volz will vie for Rep. Kevin Parker’s seat in November

In the race to replace state Rep. Kevin Parker, voters in November will be able to choose a retired nurse or the chief deputy county treasurer. Democrat Lynette Vehrs topped four other candidates in Tuesday’s primary with 44 percent of the vote to easily move to the general election. Joining her on the ballot will be Republican Mike Volz, the chief deputy county treasurer, who took 29 percent.

Washington’s 6th District draws five challengers to succeed Rep. Kevin Parker

Five candidates have filed to succeed Kevin Parker, a popular Republican lawmaker who announced in May he would not seek his fifth term in the House of Representatives. The field includes three Republicans, an independent and a Democrat seeking to be the first left-leaning lawmaker elected in the district since 2008.

Editorial: Vehrs for legislative District 6

In a relatively conservative district, she won’t survive as lockstep liberal, so our hope is that she gravitates to the center. Nonetheless, she is the most pragmatic, knowledgable candidate and gets our endorsement

Field to run for Parker’s seat

Ian Field, the recently resigned press secretary for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is running for the Legislature.

Spokane Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election

Republican Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election