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Maia Espinoza

A candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4

Age: 34

City: Tacoma, Washington

Education: Graduated from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Washington, and earned her associates degree in arts from Pierce College in 2007. Received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University in 2010. Pursuing her Master of Science in curriculum and instruction from Western Governor’s University.

Political Experience: Ran to represent the 28th Legislative District in 2018. Worked in constituent services at the Pierce County Executive Office.

Work Experience: Has a marketing and consumer service background. Founded the Center for Latino Leadership in 2015. Served on the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Served on the Race and Ethnicity Student Data task force for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Family: Married to Laudan Espinoza. Has two children.

Campaign contributions: Raised nearly $144,000, as of Sept. 23, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Top donors include surgeon Douglas Backous, Cascade Political Action Committee and William Weyerhaeuser.


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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Chris Reykdal 898,951 40.41%
Maia Espinoza 564,674 25.38%
Ronald Higgins 456,879 20.54%
Dennis Wick 121,425 5.46%
David Spring 111,176 5%
Stan Lippmann 71,395 3.21%

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