David Preston

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David Preston
Candidate for
Washington State Senate, District 21

Political party Republican
David Preston was a Republican candidate for District 21, Washington State Senate. The primary election was on August 17, 2010. The state legislative general election was on November 2, 2010.



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

David Preston ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 21. He defeated opponent Republican Glen Sayes in the primary on August 17, 2010. He was defeated by Paull Shin (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Washington State Senate, District 21 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paull Shin (D) 16,492 62.34%
Green check mark transparent.png David Preston (R) 6,301 23.82%
Glen Sayes (R) 3,663 13.85%

Campaign themes


The Washington Republican website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Creating Jobs, Getting the Economy Back on Track
Excerpt: "Republicans will kickstart the economy by providing relief to small businesses and opposing job-killing tax increases."
  • Washington Budget Blues
Excerpt: "Democrats have refused to reform state government to put us on a path to long-term financial stability without further tax increases."
  • Higher Taxes, Gutting the Will of the People
Excerpt: "Senate Democrats approved a $900 million tax package in 2010 that will hit small businesses and families with higher sales and B&O taxes."
  • Cutting Public Education, Raising Class Sizes
Excerpt: "Democrats voted to suspend voter-approved initiatives for class sizes and teacher retention and pay. This means fewer teachers and larger class sizes. The Democrats cut $1.5 billion in funding for education, including $800 from our K-12 public schools. "[2]

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