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Washington governor, U.S. Senate races draw heavy interest

Being the U.S. senator from Washington appears to be the most coveted position for would-be politicians, with 17 candidates filing for the office last week. The governor’s race attracted 10 and the lieutenant governor 11.

In Spokane-area legislative races, only three have enough candidates that anyone will be eliminated in the Aug. 2 primary. The 6th District House race for an open seat has five candidates. A race for one of central Spokane’s 3rd District House seats has three candidates, as does a contest for a House seat representing the 9th District in southeastern Washington.

Here is the final list of candidates – minus any withdrawals before Monday’s deadline – of federal, state, legislative and local candidates, and the party they prefer, for this year’s elections. The top two vote-getters in the primary advance to the general election. Candidates are allowed to make up names of political parties.

U.S. Senate

Patty Murray, Democratic

Philip Cornell, Democratic

Mohammad Said, Democratic

Thor Amundson, Democratic

Chris Vance, Republican

Uncle Mover, Republican

Scott Nazarino, Republican

Erick John Makus, Republican

Sam Wright, Human Rights

Mike Luke, Libertarian

Donna Rae Lands, Conservative

Chuck Jackson, Independent

Ted Cummings, Independent

Zach Haller, Independent

Alex Tsimerman, StandUpAmerica

Pano Churchill, Lincoln Caucus

Jeremy Teuton, System Reboot

5th Congressional District

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican

Tom Horne, Republican

Joe Pakootas, Democratic

Dave Wilson, Independent

Krystol McGee, Libertarian


Jay Inslee, Democratic

Patrick O’Rourke, Democratic

Johnathan Dodds, Democratic

James Robert Deal, Democratic

Bill Hirt, Republican

Bill Bryant, Republican

Goodspaceguy, Republican

David Blomstrom, Fifth Republic

Mary Martin, Socialist Worker

Christian Pierre Joubert, Holistic

Lt. Governor

Cyrus Habib, Democratic

Karen Fraser, Democratic

Steve Hobbs, Democratic

Karen Wallace, Democratic

Phillip Yin, Republican

Javier Figueroa, Republican

Marty McClendon, Republican

Bill Penor, Republican

Mark Greene, Citizens

Paul Addis, Libertarian

Daniel Davies, no party preference

Secretary of State

Tina Podlodowski, Democratic

Kim Wyman, Republican

Tim Turner, Libertarian


John Paul Comerford, Democratic

Alec Fisken, Democratic

Marko Liias, Democratic

Michael Waite, Republican

Duane Davidson, Republican


Pat McCarthy, Democratic

Jeff Sprung, Democratic

Mark Miloscia, Republican

Mark Wilson, Independent

David Golden, no party preference

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson, Democratic

Joshua Trumbull, Libertarian

Commissioner of Public Lands

Hilary Franz, Democratic

Karen Porterfield, Democratic

Dave Upthegrove, Democratic

Mary Verner, Democratic

John Stillings, Democratic

Steve McLaughlin, Republican

Steve Nielson, Libertarian

Superintendent of Public Instruction (nonpartisan)

Chris Reykdal

Erin Jones

KumRoon Maksirisombat

Robin Fleming

Ron Higgins

Grazyna Prouty

David Spring

John Patterson Blair

Al Runte

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler, Democratic

Richard Schrock, Republican

Justin Murta, Libertarian

State Supreme Court

Pos. 1

Mary Yu

David DeWolf

Pos. 2

Barbara Madsen

Greg Zempel

John Scannell

Pos. 6

Charles Wiggins

Dave Larson

Leg. District 3


Andy Billig, Democratic

James Apker, Libertarian

House Pos. 1

Marcus Riccelli, Democratic

Randy McGlenn II, Libertarian

House Pos. 2

Timm Ormsby, Democratic

Laura Carder, Republican

Paul Delaney, Libertarian

Leg. District 4


Mike Padden, Republican

House Pos. 1

Matt Shea, Republican

Scott Stucker, Democratic

House Pos. 2

Bob McCaslin, Republican

Leg. District 6

House Pos. 1

Lynnette Vehrs, Democratic

Ian Field, Republican

Mike Volz, Republican

Samuel Canty, Republican

Barry Pfundt, no party preference

House Pos. 2

Jeff Holy, Republican

Shar Lichty, Democratic

Leg. District 7

House Pos. 1

Shelly Short, Republican

House Pos. 2

Joel Kretz, Republican

Mike Foster, Libertarian

Leg. District 9


Mark Schoesler, GOP

House Pos. 1

Mary Dye, Republican

Hailey Roemer, Republican

Jennifer Goulet, Democrat

House Pos. 2

Joe Schmick, Republican

Spokane County Commissioner

Dist. 1

Nancy McLaughlin, GOP

Josh Kerns, Republican

Candace Mumm, Democratic

Dist. 2

Shelly O’Quinn, Republican

Andrew Biviano, Democratic

Spokane County Superior Court


Annette Plese

Pos. 2

James Triplet

Pos. 3

Raymond Clary

Pos. 4

Julie McKay

Pos. 5

Michael Price

Pos. 6

Sam Cozza

Pos. 7

Maryann Moreno

Pos. 8

Harold Clarke III


John Cooney

Pos. 10

Linda Tompkins

Ward Andrews

Pos. 11

Greg Sypolt

Tim Fennessy

Pos. 12

Ellen Kalama Clark

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