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6th District Representative Senate

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jeff Holy (R) 38,056 54.86%
Jessa Lewis (D) 31,316 45.14%

* 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

Jeff Holy

Party:
Republican
Age:
65
City:
Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from Issaquah High School in 1973. Earned psychology bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 1983. Earned law degree from Gonzaga University in 1989.

Political experience: Won current House seat in 2012. Ran for Spokane County Commission in 2010.

Work experience: Attorney. Served in the Spokane Police Department from 1984 until he left with the rank of detective in 2006 to practice law. Governor-appointed board member for one of the state’s retirement systems for public safety retirees (LEOFF 2) since 2005.

Military experience: U.S. Army, 1975-1978. Army National Guard 1981-1982.

Family: Married; two children.

Jessa Lewis

Party:
Democratic
City:
Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from Evergreen State College in 2010 with bachelor’s degree in energy policy.

Political experience: First time running for office. National and state delegate in Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016.

Work experience: One year as Eastern Washington director of nonprofit Healthcare for All, two years as general manager of cannabis retail store Dockside and one year as director of marketing at cannabis processor Circanna, six years as independent communications and business consultant for startups, nonprofits and established companies around the state.

Family: Single. Has one child.

Complete Coverage

Jeff Holy defeats Jessa Lewis for state Senate seat

Republican Jeff Holy will move on to the state Senate.

Control of Washington Legislature could hinge on late ballot counts

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.

Jessa Lewis: I’m ready to fight for Eastern Washington

I hope to provide a rare mix of lived experience and an understanding of the issues in Olympia. We need representation that will put people over politics and ensure we won’t get lost in the West Side majority.

Spin Control: Breaking with trend, campaign coffers relatively low in Spokane’s 6th District race

For many years, Spokane’s 6th Legislative District could be counted on for two things.

Editorial Endorsements: Holy, Volz and Graham for District 6

Voters in Washington’s 6th Legislative District have clear choices when they step into the ballot box. Jeff Holy, Mike Volz and Jenny Graham would best represent the region.

Ads from independent group urging Pakootas write-in called ‘stunningly misleading’

Independent group mails out ads asking voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District to write in a candidate who isn’t running.

6th District candidates answer student questions in EWU forum

Five candidates vying for the West Plains’ three open seats answered Eastern Washington University student’s questions on social policy and criminal justice reform in a public forum Wednesday.

Jeff Holy, Jessa Lewis vying for Washington’s 6th District Senate seat

A would-be newcomer to Washington’s statehouse will face a former police officer and current state representative in the race for Washington state’s 6th Legislative District seat.

Democrats eye West Plains seats following departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner

A trio of Democrats has filed for office in the state’s 6th Legislative district, which encompasses much of the West Plains. They’re spurred by Demcoratic victories in early contests and what appears to be a contested Congressional race in Eastern Washington, as well as a somewhat open field following the announced departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner.