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Doug White

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 4 in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Democratic

Age: 0

City: 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.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Newhouse (R) 36,555 25.53%
Doug White (D) 36,098 25.21%
Loren Culp (R) 30,552 21.33%
Jerrod Sessler (R) 17,538 12.25%
Brad Klippert (R) 15,022 10.49%
Corey Gibson (R) 4,912 3.43%
Benancio “Ben” Garcia III (R) 2,056 1.44%
Jacek Kobiesa (R) 471 0.33%

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