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Dave Wilson

A candidate for 6th District Representative, Position 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane) in the 2018 Washington Primary Election

Party: Democratic

Age: 65

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Founder of Interface College

Education: Graduated from United Township High School in 1973. Earned bachelor's in communications from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 1976. Received master's in education from Gonzaga University in 2000.

Political background: Ran for Congress as independent 2014 and 2016. Helped found People for Effective Government in 2017. Ran as a Democrat for the Washington House of Representatives, District 6, in 2018. 

Work experience: Founder and former owner Interface College, which he sold in 2011. He started the business as Interface Computer Services in 1982 and renamed it Interface Computer School and then Interface College. Part-time hay farmer. Former district manager of Radio Shack. 

Family: Married. Has six adult children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dave Wilson (D) 10,051 42.72 %
Jenny Graham (R) 7,188 30.55 %
John W. Aiken Jr (R) 3,632 15.44 %
Rion Ametu (D) 2,659 11.30 %

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Jenny Graham

Republican

Rion Ametu

Democratic

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