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U.S. Representative

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Newhouse (R) 202,108 66.31%
Doug McKinley (D) 102,667 33.69%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

The Candidates

Dan Newhouse

Party:
Republican

Education: Graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1973. Earned a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from Washington State University in 1977.

Political experience: Elected to Congress in 2014. Previously served as director of Washington Department of Agriculture 2009-2013, and before that as state representative 2003-2009.

Work experience: Third-generation farmer. His family still operates an 850-acre farm near Sunnyside, growing hops, tree fruit and grapes.

Family: Married. Has two adult children.

Doug McKinley

Party:
Democratic

Education: Graduated from Groveton High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. Earned bachelor’s degrees in management and finance and a master’s in business administration from the University of Utah, and a law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1991.

Political experience: Ran against state Sen. Sharon Brown in 2014 and against U.S. Rep. Newhouse in 2016.

Work experience: Has worked as an attorney for 30 years, formerly for Pacific Northwest National Lab and now in private practice.

Family: Married. Has four adult children.

Complete Coverage

House impeaches Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ as Washington Republicans split on vote

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” making him the first president ever impeached twice and exposing a rift in the Republican Party both in Washington state and nationwide.

‘I have to vote my conscience’: Rep. Dan Newhouse opens up about his decision to support impeachment

WASHINGTON – Central Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse was one of 10 House Republicans who voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol that had left five people dead just a week earlier.

Washington, Idaho officials join both sides of latest presidential election challenge

Elected officials from Washington and Idaho joined both sides of the U.S. Supreme Court battle Thursday over the 2020 presidential election results.

Central Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a Republican who represents Central Washington, announced Wednesday he had tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier, becoming the eighth lawmaker to test positive since Congress returned from recess last week.

Northwest lawmakers react to Biden and Harris’s victory

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Newhouse faces familiar foe in McKinley for 4th Congressional District seat

Rep. Dan Newhouse is facing a challenge from a familiar foe in the race to represent Washington’s 4th Congressional District, but the GOP incumbent is already making plans for a fourth term representing a wide swath of Central Washington.

Washington lawmakers hail passage of bills addressing missing and murdered Native women

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Monday passed two bills backed by Northwest lawmakers that aim to combat the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a move advocates called an important step toward solving a complex problem.

Incumbents McMorris Rodgers and Newhouse advance in Congressional races

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is headed toward a matchup against Democrat Dave Wilson in the November election. 

As COVID-19 strains U.S. agriculture, Newhouse says immigration reform more urgent than ever

WASHINGTON – Last December, before COVID-19 upended Americans’ lives, the House of Representatives accomplished something that had long eluded lawmakers, passing an immigration reform bill with significant support from both Democrats and Republicans that could give legal status to hundreds of thousands of unauthorized farm workers.

Newhouse faces five challengers in 4th congressional district primary

Washington’s Aug. 4 primary will see a crowded race for the 4th congressional district, with three-term Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse facing five challengers for his seat representing Central Washington.

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse says he’s found peace as a lawmaker in his third term

Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in 2017. Newhouse has since remarried, and has earned the trust of the district through his thoughtful approach to lawmaking, supporters said.

McMorris Rodgers sets sights on committee leadership after leaving House GOP position

The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a year ago. If she’s elected to a ninth term, McMorris Rodgers said she’d like to serve as ranking member or chair of the committee responsible for policing data privacy and online commerce, among other issues.

Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar Texas law less than four years ago. But Democrats see a pattern of eroding reproductive and privacy rights for women that will once again be fought in the courts.