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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: 58

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 $35,207 as of June 17, according to the Public Disclosure Commission. Top donors include Baker Construction and Development in Spokane, general contractor Divcon in Spokane, Gaylor Electric, Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington and County Commissioner Mary Kuney.

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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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