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Ben Oakley

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Ben Oakley
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 6b
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Campaign website
Ben Oakley was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 6b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Oakley's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Kids need to be the first priority, not the last. Having worked in the Legislature the last three years, I have continually seen education wrongfully held hostage as bait for tax increases. Kids deserve our first dollar in the budget, not the last."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "We must reform the way Washington does business and get Washington back to work. Recent unemployment numbers show the Spokane area has a 9.9% unemployment rate. Functionally, that number is closer to 20%, when all factors are considered."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Over-regulation and bureaucracy has ridden our healthcare system with costs it can hardly bear. Before 1994, our state had nearly twenty companies providing good service to our community. Today, only four are able to provide coverage."
  • North-South Corridor
Excerpt: "Simply stated: we must complete the North-South Corridor. Eastern Washington deserves a Representative who will fight for our fair share of transportation dollars. What was once just a dream is becoming a reality. With nearly 50% of the NSC completed, it is imperative for us to work with our Federal representation as well as the rest of the state delegation and see the North-South Corridor complete."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "As the son and grandson of veterans, our hero’s deserve our best. Washington State is known nationwide for how we take care of our veterans. However, we must continue to help our veterans find work as they return, support them with greater educational opportunities, and make sure their families get the support and services they deserve."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Oakley ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 6b. Oakley was defeated by Dennis Dellwo and Jeff Holy in the August 7 blanket primary election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Washington State House of Representatives, District 6b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Dellwo 41.7% 12,967
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Holy 31.2% 9,680
     Republican Ben Oakley 16.5% 5,127
     Republican Larry Keller 10.6% 3,285
Total Votes 31,059

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