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Steve Irwin

A candidate for Whitworth Water District, position 2, Whitworth Water District in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7

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Age: 62

Political experience: None.

Education: Graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas. Earned bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from California Polytechnic State University.

Work experience: Has worked for general contractor company MJ Takisaki for eight years. Worked for EBASCO Engineering and Constructors for 12 years. Served in Air Force for six years.

Family: Married to Stephanie Irwin. Has one daughter.


Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Steve Irwin () 3,450 64.09 %
Dave (David) Tewel () 1,933 35.91 %

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