2016 Election Guide

District 12 House | Position 2

District 12 rep candidates taking bipartisan approach  Read the full report | Click here

 In a famously contentious election season, two opposing candidates are having trouble finding issues to disagree on. Chelan City Councilman Mike Steele and East Wenatchee real estate broker Jerry Paine are contending for the state House seat representing District 12, position 2. The position was vacated by Brad Hawkins, who’s running for the district’s open senate seat. 

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About This Race

General Election | Q&A: Jerry Paine and Mike Steele Read the full Q&A | Click here

  • Housing is scarce in North Central Washington, in particular the Wenatchee Valley. What will you do to improve housing vacancies in the area?
  • Chelan County had one of the highest homeless rates in the state in 2015. How will you work to decrease homelessness in the area?
  • Do you see the area’s economic future in tourism, agriculture or another industry?

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Primary Election | Candidate Q&A | In their own words

  • Recreational tourism is seen by many as a key to the area's future. If elected, how will you work to promote recreation areas?
  • What will you do to improve fire resistance in the wildland-urban interface?
  • How will you work to help sustain the area's agricultural economy?

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Campaign money | What they are raising and spending

  • The chart below is linked to state PDC website and shows what candidates have reported raising and spending.
  • The chart tracks campaign finances for Position 1 and Position 2 candidates in the 12th District. 
  • It includes data for Brad Allen, who dropped out of the Position 2 race.
  • It also includes data for Brad Hawkins, who is running for the District 12 Senate seat.