Rep. Jenny Graham

Courtesy of Rob Chase

Spokane’s legislative delegation will look much the same in 2021 as it did in 2020.

All of the incumbents won their races. The one exception comes in the Fourth District, where Republican Rob Chase will replace a fellow Republican, Matt Shea. Chase defeated Democrat Lance Gurel by about 22 percentage points.

Washington House Republican communications

Republican Rep. Jenny Graham is running for re-election against Democrat Tom McGarry in Washington’s Sixth Legislative District. 

You can hear our entire interviews with the candidates at our website, but we provide short segments here as part of our SPR Voters’ Guide series.

Washington House Republican communications

Rep. Jenny Graham [R-Spokane] is running for a second term in the state House in Washington’s Sixth Legislative District. She’s challenged by Democrat Tom McGarry.  

Doug Nadvornick asks her positions on a variety of issues, including the state’s response to the coronavirus, funding for public health and wildfire prevention and suppression, and police reform.

Candidate Interview: Republican Jenny Graham

Jul 20, 2020
Courtesy of Jenny Graham


Today, the first of our interviews with candidates competing for a seat in the Washington state House in the Sixth Legislative District.

The incumbent is Republican Jenny Graham, who is seeking a second term. Doug Nadvornick asked her views about calls for police reform.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Today on Inland Journal and the Inland Journal podcast, the coronavirus hijacked the Washington legislative session during its last couple of weeks. Lawmakers worked to approve a $200 million package aimed at helping people affected by Covid-19.

We’ll talk with two Spokane area legislators about that and other accomplishments from the session. Coronavirus could be a big issue in correctional facilities.

We’ll hear about the closure of Spokane’s non-profit legal clinic, the Center for Justice. Those stories and more on Inland Journal.

Washington House of Representatives

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we take a break from Spokane city council and mayoral candidate interviews to talk about state government. Sometimes, after legislative sessions end, state representatives and senators will do tours in their district and share what happened with constituents and reporters. Today, Representatives Jenny Graham and Mike Volz from the Sixth District are in our studio to give their perspectives about the session. We talk about education funding, about ghost bills and other topics.