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4th District, House Pos. 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob McCaslin (R) 20,120 38.83%
Lori Feagan (D) 18,668 36.03%
Mike Conrad (R) 8,705 16.80%
Dave Whitehead (R) 4,316 8.33%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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4th District candidates Lori Feagan, Bob McCaslin disagree on seriousness of COVID-19

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4th District candidates scramble after Shea decides not to run

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Spokane-area legislative races fill up as candidate filing week starts

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House gives transportation budget strong support

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Former state Rep. Leonard Christian announces run against Matt Shea after damning investigation report

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Nurse practitioner Lori Feagan running as Democrat against state Rep. Matt Shea

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