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Ann Marie Danimus

A candidate for 4th District Senate, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley) in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4

Party: Independent

Age: 52

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Saint George's School in 1988 and graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in 1993.

Work experience: Owns marketing company Stubborn Girl Creative, which specializes in small business development, and runs a nonprofit called Stubborn Girl Fund 4 Arts and Education, where she makes short education films and documentaries. Before owning a business, Danimus briefly worked as on-air talent for KXLY Extra. 

Political experience: Came in third in three-candidate primary running as an independent in challenge to incumbent Republican state Sen. Mike Padden in August 2020. 

Family: Single, no children. Lives with mother and extended family in Spokane. 

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