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Wade Nelson

A candidate for Spokane County Sheriff, Spokane County in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Republican

Age: 50

Education: Graduated from Creston High School in Creston, Washington. Spent one year in college. 

Political experience: None

Work experience: Worked six years as intelligence specialist in U.S. Navy. Worked two years at a computer company. Worked 21 years at the Spokane County Sheriff's Office in various roles, including patrolman, search and rescue, marine enforcement, emergency operations team, defense tactics instructor, sexual assault unit detective and women's self-defense course instructor.

Family: Married. Has three children. 

Fundraising: $22,956.80, as of July 13, including more than half from himself or "Wade Nelson For Sheriff." 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
John Nowels (R) 65,474 55.42%
Wade Nelson (R) 34,595 29.28%
Michael Zollars (R) 18,067 15.29%

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