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7th District Representative, Position 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jacquelin Maycumber (R) 47,365 68.41%
Randall Michaelis (D) 21,867 31.59%

* 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 seat in 2018 and 2020. Elected to the Republic School Board in 2015.

Family: Married to Marty Maycumber. Has three children.

Campaign finances: Has raised $219,858, as of Oct. 1, 2022, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Top donations include $2,000 each from Allstate Insurance Company, Services, BNSF Railway, Build East PAC, Juul Labs and Microsoft Corporation.

Randall Michaelis

Mead, WA

Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1970. Attended Pacific University in Oregon for two years before transferring to Whitworth University and earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1974. Earned Master’s of Education in math and computer science from Eastern Washington University in 1983 and a doctorate in education from Washington State University in the mid-1990’s.

Work experience: Worked as an elementary school teacher for 11 years in the Mead, Auburn and Deer Park school districts. Began working for Whitworth University in July 1985 as the Director of Computer Education. He is now the Dean of the School of Education.

Political experience: None.

Family: Married. Has three children and five grandchildren.

Complete Coverage

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Reps. Joel Kretz, Jacqueline Maycumber named to leadership posts by House Republicans.

Short, Maycumber defeat challengers in northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.

Whitworth professor Randy Michaelis challenges Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber in House race in 7th District

Longtime Whitworth University educator Randy Michaelis wants to represent northeast Washington in the state Legislature as a Democrat. But to do that, he will have to defeat Republican incumbent state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber in the November election. And she appears to have an advantage. She took 67 percent of the vote in the August primary.

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