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U.S. Representative

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Newhouse (R) 150,342 68.07%
Doug White (D) 70,514 31.93%

* 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

The Candidates

Dan Newhouse

Sunnyside, Washington

Education: Graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1973. Earned a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from Washington State University in 1977.

Political experience: Elected to Congress in 2014. Previously served as director of Washington Department of Agriculture 2009-2013, and before that as a state representative 2003-2009.

Work experience: Third-generation farmer. His family still operates an 850-acre farm near Sunnyside, growing hops, tree fruit and grapes.

Family: Married. Has two adult children.

Campaign contributions: Reported raising $1.6 million with $871,000 cash on hand as of June 30, 2022. 

Doug White

Yakima, Washington

Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in Yakima in 1979. Earned a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University in 1984 and a master's degree from San Jose State University in 1996.

Political experience: None. First-time candidate.

Work experience: Returned home to Yakima in 2020 after 20-year career in international business, most recently running a digital marketing company based in Hong Kong.

Family: Single. No children.

Campaign contributions: Raised $367,000 and had $174,000 on hand as of June 30, 2022.

Complete Coverage

Congress passes bipartisan bill to avert freight rail strike, rejects measure to give workers more paid sick leave

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday passed a last-minute bill to force a deal between freight rail companies and labor unions, averting a potential strike that could have caused massive disruptions to the U.S. economy in the middle of the holiday season while rejecting a measure to give workers an extra week of paid sick leave.

Dan Newhouse, Northwest farmers make last-ditch push for farm workforce bill whose fate lies with Crapo, Senate Republicans

WASHINGTON – With barely a month left for the 117th Congress to finish its work, a House lawmaker from Central Washington is urging his fellow Republicans in the Senate to get behind bipartisan legislation aimed at giving the U.S. agriculture industry a legal workforce while fixing part of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system.

Getting There: A year later, bipartisan infrastructure law has sent $3.7 billion to Washington, $1.1 billion to Idaho

WASHINGTON – A year after Congress passed landmark bipartisan legislation to revamp the nation’s ailing infrastructure, the bill has delivered $1.1 billion for projects in Idaho and $3.7 billion in Washington state – including $51.5 million in Spokane County – according to figures from the White House.

Senate advances bipartisan bill to codify same-sex marriage rights

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday cleared the way for historic legislation to enshrine federal protections for same-sex marriage after a dozen Republicans joined Democratic senators to back the bill, setting up a final vote when Congress returns from its Thanksgiving recess.

Cautious reactions from Northwest Republicans after Trump announces White House run

WASHINGTON – Northwest Republicans on Wednesday reacted cautiously to former President Donald Trump’s announcement the night before that he would make a third run for the White House, reflecting their party’s ambivalence toward the man who has for years dominated GOP politics.

Republicans edge toward House majority, but no ‘red wave’ as Democrats limit midterm losses

WASHINGTON – Republicans were inching closer to a majority in the House of Representatives as Election Day came to a close, but control of the Senate was still up in the air Tuesday night – likely to be decided in the coming days by a handful of tight races – as Democrats avoided the shellacking some had predicted.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers wins 10th term in Congress over challenger Natasha Hill

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is headed to her 10th term in Congress, as Tuesday night’s return show voters in Eastern Washington favored her over Democratic challenger Natasha Hill. 

Newhouse, ag leaders urge Senate to pass Farm Workforce Modernization Act before year’s end

Nov. 4—The U.S. Senate will have just a few weeks to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act when it reconvenes on Nov. 14 after midterm elections. If it doesn’t pass before the end of the year, legislators would have to start over in Congress’ next session. In a news conference in Yakima on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a Republican from Sunnyside, called on the Senate to pass the …

Can Newhouse hold on to Washington’s most conservative congressional district in test of Republicans’ willingness to forgive Trump impeachment vote?

WASHINGTON – In his nearly eight years representing central Washington in the House, Dan Newhouse has fended off challengers from across the political spectrum and carved out a niche as a pragmatic lawmaker more interested in policy than bluster.

Dan Newhouse, lone Republican to survive Trump-backed primary challenge after impeachment vote, represents dying breed in GOP

WASHINGTON – When Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost her primary last week, it gave Central Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse the distinction of being the sole GOP lawmaker to survive a challenge from a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump after voting to impeach the former president for his role in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

House Democrats send Biden landmark bill to lower health care costs, combat climate change and cut deficits with corporate tax hikes

WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Friday passed a landmark bill to lower health care costs, combat climate change and cut budget deficits by raising taxes on corporations, giving President Joe Biden and his congressional allies a much-needed win as the midterm election season heats up.

With Culp telling supporters not to back Newhouse, can Democrat Doug White pull off an upset?

Just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, as Loren Culp was leaving his election night party at Rick’s Eatery in Moses Lake, one of the restaurant’s patrons wanted to make it clear not everyone in the Central Washington’s 4th congressional district agrees with far-right candidates like Culp who have come to dominate the Republican Party.

With Newhouse and White poised to survive primary, Culp blames ‘spoiler candidates’ for dividing Trump-aligned voters

As incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse was poised to advance through the 4th congressional district primary despite voting to impeach former President Donald Trump, on Wednesday his fellow Republican Loren Culp, who was endorsed by Trump, blamed his third-place finish on a crowded field of Trump-aligned candidates.

Dan Newhouse, despite impeachment vote, appears to survive contentious primary for Central Washington congressional seat

MOSES LAKE – After a crowded and contentious race that saw eight candidates vie to represent Central Washington’s 4th district in Congress, four-term Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, appeared poised to emerge from Tuesday’s top-two primary along with Yakima businessman Doug White, the only Democrat in the race.

Candidates make their final pitches in drama-filled primary for Central Washington’s 4th congressional district

SELAH, Wash. – On Sunday, Jerrod Sessler stood at the pulpit of the Bible Baptist Church in this Yakima County farming town and explained what may be the craziest race in Washington’s primary election that concludes Tuesday.

Three Republicans who backed impeachment face the voters

Tuesday’s primaries mark the biggest one-day electoral test so far for the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Loren Culp doesn’t care about GOP unity. What will it mean if he’s the party’s nominee for Congress?

MOXEE, Washington – At a meeting in Moses Lake held by the Republican Women of Grant County last December, county GOP chairman Mike McKee asked a leading candidate for Congress what he would do to unify a “splintered and fractured” party.

At campaign stop in Moxee, Loren Culp promises to ‘send Newhouse to the outhouse’

MOXEE, Wash. – On Friday night, just four days before Washington’s primary election, Loren Culp stood in the middle of a restaurant in this Yakima suburb and told his supporters exactly what they wanted to hear.

In Central Washington’s 4th district, Dan Newhouse’s re-election hopes rest on voters getting over impeachment vote

OKANOGAN, Wash. – After Rep. Dan Newhouse voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump for inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021, local GOP leaders in his Central Washington district called for the four-term Republican to resign.

Spin Control: Biden, Inslee not popular, but Dems do well in survey

President Joe Biden’s approval rating in Washington appears to have tanked and Gov. Jay Inslee’s rating isn’t much better. But voters might feel more favorable toward Democrats than Republicans, a new survey suggests.