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4th District Representative, Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob McCaslin (R) 42,613 61.88%
Mary May (D) 26,254 38.12%

* 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

Bob McCaslin

Party:
Republican
Age:
62
City:
Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1976. Earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and history from Washington State University in 1983. Earned a master’s degree in school administration from Whitworth University.

Work experience: Salesman at Freedom RV. Elementary school teacher in the Evergreen School District in San Jose, California, 1983-94, and in the Central Valley School District from 1994 to 2016.

Political experience: Appointed to the Spokane Valley planning commission in 2012. Elected state representative in 2014 and 2016. Son of longtime Spokane Valley legislator Bob McCaslin.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Mary May

Party:
Democratic
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from San Diego State in 1984. Earned a Lean Green Belt certification from Eastern Washington University.

Work experience: City planner and project manager for Solana Beach and San Diego County in California. Worked as planner for the city of Spokane Valley, 2007-14. Worked as regulatory improvement consultant for Eastern Washington for the governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance, 2014-17.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. Has two children.

Complete Coverage

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Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.

Spin Control: Why Habib skipped presiding over joint session of Legislature

Lack of a concealed weapons ban in the House gallery and security concerns prompted Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to stay away from the joint session.

Matt Shea, Bob McCaslin sweep Democratic hopefuls in Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.

At least one of Rep. Matt Shea’s campaign donors wants money back

The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the campaign to return the money. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman told Spokane Public Radio the association had reviewed Shea’s social media activity and determined “his beliefs do not reflect the views and values of our organization, member credit unions or customers.”

Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May

Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday evening hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

State Rep. Bob McCaslin faces former Spokane Valley planner Mary May in November election

Political novice Mary May, a Democrat, acknowledges that unseating an incumbent Republican in a state House race in the GOP-dominated 4th Legislative District would be no easy task.

Washington Voting Rights Act passes Legislature

House gives final approval to the state’s Voting Rights Act.

Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise

A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.