|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
- 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. Worked as legislative aid to then-Representative Shelly Short beginning in 2009.
Political experience: Appointed to state representative 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.
- 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.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to reject a permit for a massive oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River was influenced by local residents’ worries about the potential for an oil train derailment in Spokane.
Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.
Republican Jacquelin Maycumber moved from legislative assistant to legislator when northeast Washington’s House seat opened up this year. To keep the job, she’ll have to beat Democrat Susan Swanson, who is trying to break the GOP lock that stretches back to the 1990s.
Residents in Washington’s northeast counties would get help preparing their homes to withstand wildfires through a fund set up to help the homeless.
Jacquelin Maycumber, Shelly Short’s former legislative assistant, was appointed to fill the seat Short vacated in the state House of Representatives in order to take a seat in the state Senate.