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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

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.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 98,426 51.23%
Natasha Hill (D) 58,527 30.46%
Ann Marie Danimus (D) 20,018 10.42%
Sean Clynch (R) 15,146 7.88%

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