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7th District State Representative

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jacquelin Maycumber (R) 25,039 67.38%
Susan Swanson (D) 12,122 32.62%

* 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.

About The Race

The Candidates

Jacquelin Maycumber

Colville, WA

Education: Graduated from Republic High School in 1998. Earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colorado College in 2002. Received a Howard Hughes medical research grant to study HIV/AIDS. Graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy in El Paso County, Colorado.

Work experience: Worked for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office from 2002-2004 then as a legislative aide to then-Representative Shelly Short beginning in 2009.

Political experience: Appointed to her position in early 2017; elected in a special election in November 2017. Elected to the Republic School Board in 2015.

Family: Married to Marty Maycumber. Has three children.

Campaign fundraising: Raised $167,317 as of Sept. 20, 2020, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Top donations include $2,000 each from WA Charters PAC, the political action committee of the Washington State Charters Schools Associaiton; Phillips 66 Company; Premera Blue Cross; BNSF Railway; Microsoft; WA Medical PAC, the campaign arm of the Washington State Medical Association; Avista; and Kaiser Aluminum.

Susan Swanson

Omak, WA

Education: Attended University of Maryland, St. Leo College, Central Texas College between 1981 and 1995 while working for federal government.

Political experience: First run for office. Served as a precinct committee officer and Democratic party official in Yakima and Okanogan counties.

Work experience: Retired after some 30 years in federal service with the Defense Department and Navy Department. Served four years in the U.S. Navy.

Family: Married to K. Erik Swanson. Has three adult children and seven grandchildren

Campaign finance: Almost $29,000 as of Oct. 20.

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