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Dave Saulibio

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2018 Washington Primary Election

Party: Trump Populist Party

Age: 73

City: Colbert, WA

Education: Attended high school in Hawaii. Earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 1970. Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Washington in 1978.

Work experience: Enlisted in the Army in 1970. Discharged as a captain. Worked for 23 years at Boeing in human resources and production.

Political experience: First run for public office. 

Family: Married. Three children and eight grandchildren. 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 57,318 47.52%
Lisa Brown (D) 56,793 47.09%
Dave Saulibio (T) 2,873 2.38%
Jered Bonneau (R) 2,698 2.24%
Kari Ilonummi (R) 931 0.77%

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