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JJ Wandler

A candidate for 7th District, House Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4

Party: Independent

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee in 1989. Received his bachelor's degree in English from Eastern Washington University in 1998.

Political Experience: None. Work Experience: Co-owns Gainsbourg, a restaurant in Seattle. Small business owner for 12 years. Worked in construction and restaurant industries.

Family: Has two children.

Campaign contributions: Raised about $2,200, as of Oct. 5, 2020. Top donors include lawyer Jason Wandler, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard rigger Phillip Granner and Tod Nelson, of Los Osos, California.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Joel Kretz (R) 41,264 76.98%
JJ Wandler (I) 12,339 23.02%

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Independent Wandler to take on incumbent Kretz in 7th District race

JJ Wandler, Independent, is challenging Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, this November for his 7th Legislative District seat in the Washington State Legislature.

Wandler to challenge Kretz as an independent

A Mead resident who owns a Seattle restaurant and has operated Spokane eateries filed this week to run for the Legislature in Eastern Washington’s vast 7th District.