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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f4140000Coverage of the 2018 Elections in Spokane, throughout the region, and across the country. Support for SPR Election reporting is provided by Spokane Journal of Business, Express Employment Professionals, and SPR members.Click here for a list of 2018 Election Coverage Special Events

Volz, Murano Compete For State House Seat

Mike Volz

In eastern Washington’s Third, Fourth and Seventh Legislative districts, the incumbents are all running for re-election and there’s a chance the same group of lawmakers who represented those districts in Olympia this year will also serve next year. But in the Sixth, which covers much of Spokane’s South Hill, the West Plains and some out north, at least two dominoes will fall.

Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) is leaving his seat to run for Spokane County treasurer. Rep. Jeff Holy (R-Cheney) is leaving his seat to run for the Senate. Four candidates are vying to replace him. Also, Rep.  Mike Volz (R-Spokane) is facing a challenge from Democrat Kay Murano.

Volz is the chief deputy treasurer in Spokane County. He’s looking for his second term in Olympia. Even though he’s a financial professional, he says education is the reason he first ran.

Credit Kay Murano
Kay Murano, the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, is running for the state House as a Democrat.

His Democratic opponent is Kay Murano. Murano is the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium.