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House Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jenny Graham (R) 46,158 54.33%
Tom McGarry (D) 38,803 45.67%

* 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

Jenny Graham

Party:
Republican
Age:
56
City:
Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Auburn, Washington, in 1983. Licensed by Nash Beauty School in 1984.

Political experience: Elected to current seat in the state House of Representatives in 2018. 

Work experience: Former owner of Estes & Graham Home Rentals, LLC. Served in U.S. Army Reserves.

Family: Married. Has three adult children.

Campaign finance: Raised more than $69,000 as of Oct. 6, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. Top contributors include Avista Corp, Kaiser Aluminum, Boeing's political action committee and the Ritzville Tire Center.

Tom McGarry

Party:
Democratic
Age:
61
City:
Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Rawlins High School in Wyoming in 1977. Earned bachelor’s degrees in social work and distributive social science from the University of Wyoming in 1982 and law degree from Gonzaga University in 1989.

Political Experience: Elected to two six-year terms as a fire commissioner in Spokane County Fire District 9. Last elected in 2017.

Work Experience: Formed McGarry Law Office in 1998, focused on housing law.

Family: Married

Campaign finance: Raised nearly $127,000 as of Oct. 6, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. Of that, the House Democratic Campaign Committee contributed $75,000. Other top contributors include himself, the Washington State Democrats and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 44 union in Spokane.

Complete Coverage

Democrats see Spokane County’s 6th district as up for grabs. Why haven’t they won it?

Flush with cash and confidence, Democrats again opened their wallets in an effort to flip Spokane County’s 6th Legislative District blue in 2020.

Volz, Graham headed back to State House

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Mike Volz’s lead widened again Thursday and now appears unlikely to be surmounted.

Additional ballots favor incumbents Graham, Volz in 6th District

Incumbent State Rep. Jenny Graham appears poised for re-election in the 6th Legislative District with her lead widening as additional ballots were tallied on Wednesday, and her opponent issued a concession.

In the 6th Legislative District, Graham and Volz hold narrow leads

The races for two seats representing the 6th Legislative District in the House of Representatives remained too close to call on Tuesday night. 

State Rep. Jenny Graham battles for 6th LD seat against Democrat Tom McGarry amid national attention

Controversy surrounding state Rep. Jenny Graham has attracted tremendous attention in Spokane County and beyond, but the November election will test how – if at all – that has resonated with voters in her district.

Incumbent Graham, McGarry will square off in District 6

Democrat Tom McGarry appears poised to challenge incumbent Republican State Rep. Jenny Graham for a seat representing District 6 in the state House of Representatives.

Two Democratic challengers vie for Graham’s seat in District 6

Two Democrats will challenge incumbent state Rep. Jenny Graham in the upcoming primary election.

Facebook flags as untrue a coronavirus post from Spokane State Rep. Jenny Graham

The social media giant has added a warning to a May 23 post by the Republican lawmaker representing southwestern Spokane County. The post attributed a false statement to Dr. Anthony Fauci about the timeline for rolling out a vaccine to preemptively treat the novel coronavirus. 

Spokane-area legislative races fill up as candidate filing week starts

Spokane attorney Tom McGarry files for House against Jenny Graham. Businessman Mike Conrad files for Valley House seat.

Rep. Jenny Graham: Releasing criminals early will make our families and communities less safe

The COVID-19 epidemic should not be used as an excuse to weaken our justice system. Safety and compassion for all parties concerned should be achievable with a thoughtful plan, not a rushed one.

Shawn Vestal: Debate over sex ed brings out the worst in bill’s opponents

As the sun sets on another sex-ed freakout in Olympia, a question lingers: Just how malevolent do opponents of sex ed believe teachers are?

Gun control bills move forward on party-line votes

With a series of shootings in Seattle filling local news reports, Democrats moved proposed restrictions on the size of magazines and training requirements for concealed pistol licenses moved out of a key Senate committee over Republican objections Thursday.

State Rep. Matt Shea to gun rally in Olympia: Never back down

After a week in which he was officially removed from his committee assignments and moved to the back of the House floor, Rep. Matt Shea got a welcome more akin to a rock star Friday morning at a gun rights rally on the steps of the Capitol.