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Deb Conklin

A candidate for Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney, Spokane County in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Non-Partisan

Age: 69

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1971. Earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Washington in 1978, a law degree from the University of Washington in 1981 and a Master's of Divinity from the Vancouver School of Theology in 1997.

Political experience: First run for public office.

Work experience: Clallam County deputy prosecuting attorney from 1983-1987, and served as a senior criminal deputy for 4 years. United Methodist Church pastor from 1997-present, currently at Liberty Park and St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Family: Has two adult children

Fundraising: Raised $10,917 as of July 8, including contributions from the Spokane Firefighters Union Political Action Committee, Planned Parenthood's Paul Dillon, and former Spokane Valley City Council candidate Lance Gurel.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Larry Haskell (R) 37,596 28.19%
Deb Conklin (N) 36,404 27.30%
Stefanie Collins (R) 32,383 24.29%
Stephanie Olsen (R) 26,961 20.22%

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