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Suzanne Schmidt

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

Party: Republican

Age: 60

City: Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from Libby Senior High School in Libby, Montana in 1982. Received an associate of arts degree with an emphasis in business administration from Flathead Valley Community College in Libby, Montana in 1991, and received an associate degree in applied science with an emphasis on medical assistant/technology from Spokane Community College in June 2003. 

Work experience: Served as the president and chief executive officer of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inland Pacific Chapter since 2016. Worked as the organization's workers comp program manager prior to that. Worked as an administrator at the Corps of Engineers at Libby Dam. 

Political experience: None.

Family: Married to Dean Schmidt. Has three adult children.

Campaign contributions: Raised $67,822 as of Sept. 6, 2022, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top donors include Jordan and Tanner Chaffin, owners of Action Fasteners & Supply; Sam and Kathy Millard, retirees from Rathdrum; Kent Clausen, owner of KVC Developments; the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington political action committee; the Washington Hospitality Association; the Washington Food Industry Association and the Washington Affordable Housing Council. 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ted Cummings (D) 15,003 36.57%
Suzanne Schmidt (R) 14,754 35.96%
MJ Bolt (R) 11,272 27.47%

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