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Patty Murray

A candidate for U.S. Senator, State of Washington in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Democratic

Age: 73

City: Seattle, Washington

Education: Received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1972. 

Work experience: Worked as a preschool teacher.

Political experience: Served as Washington's U.S. Senator since 1993. Served as a state senator from 1989 to 1993. Served on the Shoreline School District Board from 1985 to 1989.

Family: Married to Rob Murray. Has two children.

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