Doug Richards

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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 26b
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Doug Richards was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 26b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Richards's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"We must get people back to work! Most of us know someone who is out of work, has had their hours reduced or who are barely making it. Unemployment in the state and in the 26th district has been too high for too long."


  • Excerpt:" Our children deserve an improved education system, and the economy and businesses of the future require that the graduates of our public schools be prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future."

Responsible Government

  • Excerpt:"I will bring new perspective and different experience to Olympia —-at a time when it is desperately needed."

Performance Standards in Government

  • Excerpt:"I will work to create an environment in Olympia focused on standards-based performance. An environment where goals are set within each agency and department, and state employees are expected to achieve those goals."

Competition in Government

  • Excerpt:"Competition drives innovation. Innovation drives efficiency. By changing some of the ways business gets done in Olympia, improved efficiency and savings will be realized."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Richards ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 26b. Richards ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Larry Seaquist (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Seaquist Incumbent 53.6% 35,384
     Republican Doug Richards 46.4% 30,675
Total Votes 66,059


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Doug Richards ran for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives District 26. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He was defeated by Democrat Larry Seaquist in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Seaquist (D) 17,211 51.58%
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Richards (R) 16,157 48.42%

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