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Loren Culp

A candidate for Governor, State of Washington in the 2020 Washington General Election, Nov. 3

Party: Republican

Age: 63

City: Republic, Washington

Education: Attended Republic High School and obtained GED in 1978. Graduated from Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy during active duty 1980-1984.

Political experience: Ran for governor of Washington as a Republican in 2020, losing to Democrat Jay Inslee.

Work experience: Served in U.S. Army 1980-1986, worked as police officer in Republic 2010-2020. Campaigning full-time since 2020 gubernatorial race.

Family: Married to Barb Culp. Has two adult children.

Campaign contributions: As of June 30, raised $300,000 and had $53,000 on hand.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jay Inslee (D) 2,294,243 56.74%
Loren Culp (R) 1,749,066 43.26%

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