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MJ Bolt

A candidate for House Pos. 1, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley) in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Republican

Age: 49

City: Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1990. Attended University of Iowa from 1990 to 1992 and Eastern Washington University from 1992 to 1993.

Work experience: Has been a professional golf teacher for 15 years.

Political experience: Currently serving as the Eastern Washington elected representative to the State Board of Education. Elected to the Central Valley School Board from 2011 to 2015. 

Family: Has two children.

Campaign contributions: Raised $20,645 as of June 17, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Almost $11,000 of that comes from self donations. Top individual donors include Gene Bolt, a retiree from Medical Lake; Tia McInerney, a retiree from Mead; and Patti Marquis, a golf instructor from Post Falls. Other noteworthy donors include Rep. Rob Chase and Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard. 

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ted Cummings (D) 14,945 36.59%
Suzanne Schmidt (R) 14,673 35.93%
MJ Bolt (R) 11,222 27.48%

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