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Stephen Major

A candidate for U.S. Representative, 5th District, Congressional District 5 in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4

Party: Republican

Age: 58

City: Spokane Valley, Washington

Occupation: Owner of tour company Extreme Expeditions Northwest, financial adviser

Education: Graduated from Kellogg High School in Kellogg, Idaho, in 1982. Earned a bachelor's degree in political science, with an emphasis in international relations, in 1990. Some work toward a graduate degree at Eastern Washington University in 2009. 

Political background: First run for elected office. Served off-and-on as a precinct committee officer for the Republican Party in Spokane Valley since 2006. 

Work experience: Served as a U.S. Army infantryman from 1983 to 1986. Worked in financial lending during college and established own investor services firm in 2005. Owner of tour company Extreme Expeditions Northwest. 

Family: Married. Has an adult daughter and a 15-year-old son. 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 122,744 52.81%
Dave Wilson (D) 56,492 24.31%
Christopher Armitage (D) (Abandoned) 28,180 12.13%
Stephen Major (R) 20,000 8.61%
Brendan O’Regan (I) 4,995 2.15%

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