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|U.S. House, Washington, District 1|
2012 one month short term special election
Gerdes ran in a special election to fill retiring representative Jay Inslee's seat for a one-month term before the 2012-2014 term begins. The special election took place on the same primary and general election dates as the full term. Washington was redistricted in 2012; the short-term replacement will be elected by the pre-2012 district, and the representative for 2012-2014 will be elected by the newly redrawn district.
Five full-term challengers are also running for the one-month term: Suzan DelBene (D), Laura Ruderman (D), Darshan Rauniyar (D), and John Koster (R), and Gerdes is one of six candidates running just for the one-month term: Gerdes (R), Brian Berry (D), Brian Sullivan (D), Ruth Morrison (D), J. Byron Holcomb (D), and Bob Champion (I). As in the full-term election, the top two vote-getters in the August 7 primary will go on the general election ballot. He was defeated by Suzan DelBene and John Koster.
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