A candidate for 4th District, House Pos. 2, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley) in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4
City: Liberty Lake, Washington
Education: Graduated from Kellogg High School in 1972. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management. Certification in Production and Inventory Management.
Work experience: Is currently semi-retired, but has recently worked as a U.S. Census Bureau enumerator and security guard for Phoenix Protective Corps in Spokane Valley. Worked as an expeditor with Haakon Industries based in Cheney from 2006 to 2007. Held mortgage origination and real estate licenses. Served in U.S. Army Reserves from 1972-1978.
Political Experience: Elected state representative in 2020. Elected Spokane County treasurer in 2010 and 2014. Republican Party precinct committee officer. Ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in 2000, U.S. House in 2002 and Spokane County Commissioner in 2012 and 2018. Served as Eastern Washington coordinator for Ron Paul for President in 2008 and 2012 and Eastern Washington coordinator in Clint Didier campaign for Senate 2010.
Family: Married to Chris Chase and has four children.
Campaign contributions: Has raised more than $38,000, as of Oct. 17, 2022, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top donors include Kaiser Aluminum, Anheuser-Busch, the Washington Healthcare Association public action committee, electrician Terry Gaston and Davis Tool Inc. owner Neal Davis.
- Web: electrobchase.com
|Lance Gurel (D)||17,503||34.45%|
|Rob Chase (R)||16,920||33.30%|
|Leonard Christian (R)||13,531||26.63%|
|Nathan Sybrandy (R)||2,851||5.61%|
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