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Mike Volz

A candidate for 6th District Representative, Position 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2018 Washington General Election, Nov. 6

Party: Republican

Age: 54

City: Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from Ritzville High School in 1983. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1995 with a bachelor’s in business with a dual concentration in accounting and finance. Graduated with a Masters of Business administration in 2005 from Gonzaga. In 2001. Is a certified public accountant.

Political experience: Elected to the state House in 2016. Unsuccessfully ran against Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton in November 2006.

Work experience: Chief deputy county treasurer, a position he’s held for eight years. Adjunct professor at Whitworth University for five years. Previously worked four years as assistant director of finance at Spokane Transit Authority, seven years as senior finance manager and accountant at Spokane County Treasurer’s Office, one year as a financial analyst for Empire Health services, two years as controller for small music company The Production Group, three years as private security guard for Argos Systems. Three years as military police officer in Army in West Germany in the 1980s and at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Served in the National Guard after Army.

Family: Married to Diane Volz. Has three children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Volz (R) 36,800 53.45 %
Kay Murano (D) 32,044 46.55 %

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