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House Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jenny Graham (R) 36,580 61.74%
Michaela Kelso (D) 22,673 38.26%

* 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

Jenny Graham

Party:
Republican
Age:
57
City:
Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Auburn, Washington, in 1983. Licensed by Nash Beauty School in 1984.

Political experience: Elected to current seat in the state House of Representatives in 2018. 

Work experience: Former owner of Estes & Graham Home Rentals, LLC. Served in U.S. Army Reserves.

Family: Married to Curtis Graham. Has three adult children.

Campaign finance: Raised more than $56,500, as of Sept. 23, 2022, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top contributors include Kaiser Aluminum, Avista Corp, Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Congress, the Washington Indian Gaming Association Campaign for Tribal Self-Reliance and the Washington State Troopers Political Action Committee.

Michaela Kelso

Party:
Democratic
Age:
52
City:
Deer Park, Washington

Education: Grew up in Germany and graduated from a high school in Oberursel. 

Political experience: Currently the state committee chair for the 7th Legislative District Democrats. Vice chair of the 7th Legislative District Democrats for two years. 

Work experience: Served in the U.S. Army from 1995 to 2018.

Family: Married to Alan. Has two children.

Campaign finance: Raised more than $2,800 as of Sept. 20, 2022, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top contributors include the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, the 6th Legislative District Democrat Committee, Spokane resident David Green and Newport resident Robert Eugene. 

Complete Coverage

Crime, public safety top of mind for Graham, Kelso, House candidates for 6th district

Incumbent state Rep. Jenny Graham, a Republican who’s served in the Legislature since 2018, is facing Michaela Kelso, a Democrat who lives in Deer Park. 

Haven’t yet voted in the primary election? Here’s what’s at stake in Spokane County

For those who liking waiting to the last minute to cast their ballots, here’s a look at the candidate field. 

Spin Control: Why a judge won’t block a House rule and let unvaccinated lawmakers vote in person

A handful of House Republicans were dealt a blow Friday in their fight against a requirement that they be vaccinated against COVID-19 or stay out of the chamber and participate in the upcoming session by Zoom.

Spokane-area lawmakers join lawsuit against Democratic House leaders for requiring vaccination in state capitol chamber

Unvaccinated members who wish to be in their on-campus offices during the session must receive a negative test three days a week.