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John Nowels

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

Party: Republican

Age: 49

City: Newman Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School. Graduated from Eastern Washington University with bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Graduated from University of Oklahoma with master's degree in organizational leadership.

Political experience: Republican precinct committee officer.

Work experience: Worked 24 years at Spokane County Sheriff's Office in various roles, including patrolman, traffic, property crimes detective, undercover narcotics detective and supervisor, chief criminal deputy and current undersheriff. 

Family: Married. Has four children.

Fundraising: $60,627.57 as of July 13, including Avista Utilities, Spokane County deputy prosecuting attorneys Preston McCollam and Sharon Hedlund, Spokane attorney Joe Kuhlman, Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, sheriff's office Cpl. and spokesman Mark Gregory and other sheriff's office employees. 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
John Nowels (R) 65,474 55.42%
Wade Nelson (R) 34,595 29.28%
Michael Zollars (R) 18,067 15.29%

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