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Sean Clynch

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Republican

Age: 62

City: Edwall, Washington

Occupation: Substitute teacher

Education: Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in international affairs in 1992. Graduated from high school in Colorado in 1979. 

Political experience: First run for political office. Served as an intern for U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton, D-N.C., in 1992. 

Work experience: Substitute teacher with Spokane Public Schools. Served in the U.S. Army as well as the Washington National Guard. Worked as a field officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bosnia during the war.

Family: Single. Has no children. 

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