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Gary Locke (D)

Resume: Age: 46 … bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1972 and law degree from Boston University in 1975 … Worked five years as deputy prosecutor in King County, four years as attorney and community affairs manager for US West Communications, and legal adviser for Seattle Human Rights Department … Served 11 years in House, including five as Appropriations Committee chairman … Currently King County executive … Married to Mona Lee, former KING-TV reporter.

Finances: Raised $1,144,405 and spent $1,048,851 as of Oct. 10, the most recent state campaign spending disclosure period. Locke has attracted contributions from business leaders. The state Democratic Party also gave him $60,000.

Why he’s running: “I am particularly interested in improving the quality of our education system …”

What he’d do first: Pass bills to improve public education, create jobs, fight crime. Also wants to conduct a management review of the Department of Social and Health Services.

, DataTimes

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