|Mike Padden (R)||31,700||60.86%|
|John Roskelley (D)||17,232||33.08%|
|Ann Marie Danimus (I)||3,158||6.06%|
* 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.
About The Race
State Sen. Mike Padden, former County Commissioner John Roskelley disagree on budget, prison reform in bid for Valley seat
Candidates for the 4th Legislative District senate seat John Roskelley and Mike Padden plan to focus on prison reform and hope to address the state’s budget shortfall, but disagree on where to cut funds and what reforms to focus on.
OLYMPIA – A law that expands the number of county commissioners in Spokane from three to five is constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a unanimous decision.
The Senate should investigate the decisions that led the Department of Corrections to place a convicted child molester in the cell with the relative of one of his victims, Sen. Mike Padden said Tuesday.
The first night of results show voters in the 4th Legislative District still support Republicans who have aligned themselves with controversial state Rep. Matt Shea over moderate challengers.
Sen. Mike Padden faces Democrat John Roskelley, Independent Ann Marie Danimus in 4th district primary
The two candidates running against longtime state Senator Mike Padden say the Republican is too beholden to the party and has made questionable votes on growth management and environmental issues. Padden says his right-of-center views reflect his constituency.
Spokane County’s 4th Legislative District is a reliably Republican stronghold that typically does not draw a crowd of aspiring candidates. But as with so many other things, 2020 has proved atypical.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to release hundreds of inmates is ill-advised, illogical, and puts Washingtonians needlessly at risk.
As the old saying goes, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That adage certainly applies to our state’s voter-approved redistricting process and a bill moving through the Legislature that seeks to change it.
The Senate called for another $1 billion in spending in the state’s primary budget Thursday, approving increases for homelessness, environment and health care costs.
Senate debates what kids should drink in their Happy Meal.
Although Washington’s death penalty has been placed on hold by the governor and ruled unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court, the Senate voted Friday to eliminate capital punishment from state law.
With a series of shootings in Seattle filling local news reports, Democrats moved proposed restrictions on the size of magazines and training requirements for concealed pistol licenses moved out of a key Senate committee over Republican objections Thursday.
The Senate approved a bill requiring all public schools offer medically accurate, comprehensive sex education geared to children at all grade levels.
State agencies and lawmakers are looking for solutions to the loss of billions of dollars that would have come from Initiative 976.