|Mike Pellicciotti (D)||2,089,159||53.46%|
|Duane Davidson (R)||1,818,895||46.54%|
* 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.
- Seattle, Washington
Education: Graduated from Muenster, Indiana, High School; Earned bachelor's degree in business administration at Alfred University in New York. Won Fulbright Scholarship for Economic Development, Brandon University, Manitoba. Graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 2004.
Work Experience: State Supreme Court clerk, deputy county prosecutor, assistant state attorney general; legislator.
Political Experience: Elected state representative 2016, 2018.
Campaign Funds: Raised $329,000 as of Sept. 4, according to the Public Disclosure Commission; among top donors are Justice For All PAC of attorneys, Washington Education Association; national Democratic Treasurers Assn., Carpenters and Service Employees unions with $4,000 each.
- Richland, Washington
Education: Graduated from Tolt High School. Earned bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University.
Political experience: Elected state treasurer 2016. Elected Benton County treasurer 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Former president of the state Association of County Treasurers.
Work experience: Former chief financial accountant for Benton County; former auditor for the Washington State Auditor’s Office, where he was assistant audit manager in the Tri-Cities and also led the Walla Walla regional offices.
Family: Widower. Has three children.
Campaign Funds: Raised $157,000 as of Sept. 7, according to the Public Disclosure Commission; among top donors are NW Credit Union Assn., Community Bankers Association and Washington Society of CPAs, with $4,000 each.
As of Tuesday night, Democrat Mike Pellicciotti is leading in the treasurer’s race while Democrat Gael Tarleton is within three percentage points of Republican Kim Wyman in the secretary of state’s race, although it was too close to call as of Tuesday.
The candidates for Washington state treasurer, incumbent Republican Duane Davidson and Democrat Mike Pellicciotti, debate in a forum hosted by the Benton-Franklin chapter of the League of Women Voters of Washington.
The contest for the job of jsmanaging billions of dollars that come into and go out of state coffers hinges in part on a comparison of résumés.
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