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Jerrod Sessler

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

Party: Republican

Age: 52

City: Prosser, Washington

Education: Graduated from Evergreen High School in White Center in 1987. Earned an associate's degree from Highline Community College in 1991 and a bachelor's degree in 1996 from Kennedy-Western University, an unaccredited school based in California that has since closed.

Political experience: None. First-time candidate.

Work experience: Served in the Navy 1987-1989, raced stock cars in a regional NASCAR series 1999-2006, founded maintenance company HomeTask, Inc. in 2004. Campaigning full-time since entering the race in 2021.

Family: Married. Has three children.

Campaign contributions: Raised $499,000 and had about $100,000 cash on hand as of June 30, 2022.

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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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