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.
Washington voters can get a look at their candidates for governor Wednesday evening.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has been a regular critic of President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, blasted the president’s seeming dismissal of the seriousness of the disease shortly before being released from the hospital.
Washington voters who like a clear contrast between their candidates should be ecstatic with their governor’s race.
At the risk of sounding like a grouchy old Boomer, can I suggest now that we have passed National Voter Registration Day – which was last Tuesday – can every political operative and social media app stop asking me if I’m registered?
Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent, Republic Police Chief Loren Culp, agreed to one debate before the Nov. 3 general election.
If political campaigns can be considered a Rorschach test on the boundaries of rhetoric, gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp offered a verbal “ink blot” last week that will almost certainly be viewed differently by his supporters than by Gov. Jay Inslee’s.
Republic Police Chief Loren Culp, the GOP candidate for governor, was named in a federal lawsuit that claims a Montana woman’s rights were violated when she was detained and charged after a traffic check in 2018.
Gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp spent Wednesday morning handing out backpacks to children.
Loren Culp, the Republican challenger for governor who bested other more experienced campaigners in Tuesday’s primary, can mark the starting point of his run as the day after the 2018 election.
Loren Culp’s second-place finish in Tuesday’s state primary – which propelled him into a head-to-head match up against incumbent Jay Inslee this fall – surprised members of both parties, not so much for the outcome but by the speed at which it was known.