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Ryan Cooper

A candidate for U.S. Representative, 4th District, Congressional District 4 in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4

Party: Libertarian

Education: Graduated from Valley High School in Caledonia, Missouri, in 1998. Earned a bachelor’s in journalism from Missouri State University in 2007.

Political experience: Ran against state Rep. Brad Klippert in 2016 and State Sen. Sharon Brown in 2018; chair of Benton County Libertarian Party since 2018; led a 2018 effort to legalize cannabis retail stores in Richland.

Work experience: Works in newspaper sales; Army veteran.

Family: Not married. Has one son.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Newhouse (R) 101,539 57.43%
Doug McKinley (D) 46,471 26.28%
Sarena Sloot (R) 11,823 6.69%
Tracy Wright (R) 9,088 5.14%
Ryan Cooper (L) 4,080 2.31%
Evan Jones (I) 3,816 2.16%

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