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Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Pellicciotti (D) 1,279,452 53.28%
Duane Davidson (R) 1,121,885 46.72%

* 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.

The Candidates

Mike Pellicciotti

Seattle, Washington

Education: Graduated from Muenster, Indiana, High School; Earned bachelor's degree in business administration at Alfred University in New York. Won Fulbright Scholarship for Economic Development, Brandon University, Manitoba. Graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 2004.

Work Experience: State Supreme Court clerk, deputy county prosecutor, assistant state attorney general; legislator.

Political Experience: Elected state representative 2016, 2018.

Family: Single

Campaign Funds: Raised $329,000 as of Sept. 4, according to the Public Disclosure Commission; among top donors are Justice For All PAC of attorneys, Washington Education Association; national Democratic Treasurers Assn., Carpenters and Service Employees unions with $4,000 each.


Duane Davidson

Richland, Washington

Education: Graduated from Tolt High School. Earned bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University.

Political experience: Elected state treasurer 2016. Elected Benton County treasurer 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Former president of the state Association of County Treasurers.

Work experience: Former chief financial accountant for Benton County; former auditor for the Washington State Auditor’s Office, where he was assistant audit manager in the Tri-Cities and also led the Walla Walla regional offices.

Family: Widower. Has three children.

Campaign Funds: Raised $157,000 as of Sept. 7, according to the Public Disclosure Commission; among top donors are NW Credit Union Assn., Community Bankers Association and Washington Society of CPAs, with $4,000 each.