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Dave Lucas

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

Party: Republican

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Colfax High School in Colfax, California, in 1988. Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California-Davis followed by a master’s degree in military studies in 2004.

Work experience: Served nearly 22 years in the Marine Corps, retired as a lieutenant colonel. Served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Western Pacific.

Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for 3rd Legislative District House seat in 2018.

Family: Married to Laura Lucas. Has two children.

Campaign fundraising: $36,323 as of Sept. 2, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top donations include $5,000 from the Senate Republican Caucus, $2,000 from Susanne Roberts, $1,426 in in-kind donations from the Senate Republican Campaign Committee and $3,913 in cash and in-kind donations from himself.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Andy Billig (D) 38,858 58.25%
Dave Lucas (R) 27,848 41.75%

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