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Maggie Yates

A candidate for Spokane County Commissioner, District 5, Spokane County in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Democratic

Age: 34

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 2006. Majored in cultural anthropology and international studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Has a law degree from UCLA.

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Spent more than three years as Spokane County’s regional law and justice administrator, focusing on criminal justice reform. Worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the MacArthur Justice Center before working for Spokane County. Also worked for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia. 

Family: Married to Satish Shrestha.

FundraisingHas raised nearly $60,000 as of June 27. Notable donors include Washington State Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown, Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs, Spokane City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear, former Spokane County Public Defender Tom Krzyminski, the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Spokane City Prosecutor Justin Bingham, former Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, local Planned Parenthood spokesman Paul Dillon, the Washington Teamsters Legislative League, former Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager, state Rep. Marcus Riccelli and state Rep. Timm Ormsby.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Maggie Yates (D) 13,590 44.56%
Al French (R) 12,564 41.20%
Don A. Harmon (R) 3,478 11.40%
Tara Carter (I) 866 2.84%

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