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Loren Culp

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

Party: Republican

Age: 61

City: Republic, Washington

Education: Attended Republic High School and obtained GED in 1978. Graduated from Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy during active duty 1980-1984.

Political experience: Ran for governor of Washington as a Republican in 2020, losing to Democrat Jay Inslee.

Work experience: Served in U.S. Army 1980-1986, worked as police officer in Republic 2010-2020. Campaigning full-time since 2020 gubernatorial race.

Family: Married to Barb Culp. Has two adult children.

Campaign contributions: As of June 30, raised $300,000 and had $53,000 on hand.

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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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