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U.S. Representative

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 188,648 59.65%
Natasha Hill (D) 127,585 40.35%

* 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

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Party:
Republican
Age:
53
City:
Spokane, Washington
Occupation:
U.S. congresswoman

Education: Graduated from the Columbia River Christian Academy, Kettle Falls, in 1986. Earned pre-law bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in 1990 and executive MBA from the University of Washington in 2002.

Political experience: Appointed to state House of Representatives, serving the 7th Legislative District, in 1993. Elected to state House in 1994, where she served until joining Congress. Elected to Congress in 2004. Former Vice Chair of House Republican Conference. Elected chairwoman of House Republican Conference in 2013. Serves as ranking member of the House's Energy and Commerce Committee since 2021. 

Work experience: Aide to state representative, 1990-93. Worked at her family orchard and fruit stand for 13 years, prior to election to Congress.

Family: Married. Has three young children.

Natasha Hill

Party:
Democratic
Age:
40
City:
Spokane, Washington
Occupation:
Attorney

Education: Graduated from Rogers High School in 2000. Earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Washington in 2003. Earned a law degree from the Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles in 2006. 

Political experience: First run for public office. 

Work experience: Attorney at Natasha L. Hill, P.S., in the Browne's Addition neighborhood of Spokane. Adjunct professor at Gonzaga Law School, coaching their civil and human rights moot court teams. 

Family: Single. Has two children. 

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