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State Representative, Pos. 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob McCaslin (R) 54,119 60.40%
Lori Feagan (D) 35,486 39.60%

* 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

Bob McCaslin

Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1976. Earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and history from Washington State University in 1983. Earned a master's degree in school administration from Whitworth College (now Whitworth University). 

Work experience: Salesman at Freedom RV. Elementary school teacher in the Evergreen School district in San Jose, California, 1983-1994 and in the Central Valley School District from 1994-2016. 

Political experience: Appointed to the Spokane Valley planning commission in 2012. Has served as a state representative since 2015. Father was longtime Spokane Valley legislator Bob McCaslin Sr. 

Family: Married to Heather McCaslin. Has two children. 

Campaign fundraisingHas raised $30,000 as of Sept. 28, 2022. Notable donors include U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Spokane Valley City Councilman Rod Higgins, 6th Legislative District Rep. Mike Volz, 4th Legislative District Sen. Mike Padden, 4th Legislative District Rep. Rob Chase and Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell. 

Lori Feagan

Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Newark High School in 1976, and earned a licensed practical nurse certificate in 1985 and registered nurse degree in 1989 from Spokane Community College. Earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 2007 and in her master's in 2008, both from Washington State University's College of Nursing.

Political experience: Appointed precinct committee officer for local Democratic party in 2007, and elected in 2018.

Work experience: Worked at Eastern State Hospital doing geriatric psychiatry for five years after receiving her licensed practical nurse LPN certificate. Feagan also worked in the intensive care unit at Valley Hospital in 1990 as a charge nurse in ICU for 18 years. In 2009 went into internal medicine as a nurse practitioner.

Family: Has one son and two grandchildren.

Complete Coverage

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Primary shows Rep. Matt Shea remains big influence in GOP politics in Spokane Valley

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House gives transportation budget strong support

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Former state Rep. Leonard Christian announces run against Matt Shea after damning investigation report

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Nurse practitioner Lori Feagan running as Democrat against state Rep. Matt Shea

Feagan, 61, announced her candidacy on Monday, just days before the expected release of an investigative report detailing Shea’s interactions with far-right activists and determining, officially, whether the six-term GOP lawmaker has promoted or engaged in political violence.