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Mike Padden

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

Party: Republican

Age: 76

City: Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Seattle Prep High School in 1964. Padden graduated graduated with a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University in 1971 and graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1974.

Work experience: Before Padden was elected to the Senate, he spent three years as a judicial liaison for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Throughout his time in the state Legislature and prior to winning a seat in the House, Padden worked as an attorney, practicing bankruptcy law, real estate family law and personal injury law. He also worked part time as the city attorney for Deer Park.

Political Experience: Has represented the 4th Legislative District in the Senate since he was elected in 2011. He was appointed to be a District Court Judge in 1995 and won re-election afterward, serving as a judge until 2007. Prior to serving as a judge, Padden spent 14 years representing the 4th District as a state representative, serving from 1980 to 1995.

Family: Married. Has five sons.

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