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Bob Apple

A candidate for House Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2020 Washington General Election, Nov. 3

Party: Republican

Age: 67

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975. Does not hold a college degree but took courses at Spokane Falls Community College, Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University. 

Political experience: Served on Spokane City Council from 2004-2011. Ran unsuccessfully for the 6th Legislative District as a Republican in 1986 and as a Democrat for a 3rd District House seat in 2010 and 2012. Ran as a Republican in 2020 against Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane. 

Work experience: Retired. Ran the Comet Tavern in Hillyard for 17 years. Has worked in warehousing and marketing for retailers. Formerly owned a roofing and contracting business and briefly ran a South Hill bar called Somewhere in 2014.

Family: Single. No children. 

Fundraising: Has raised more than $1,200 via in-kind contributions as of June 23

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Timm Ormsby (D) 41,298 62.80%
Bob Apple (R) 24,467 37.20%

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