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    @SenatorManado

    Correction: 01/03/2019*
  2. Zander Kahuhu

    @SenatorManado

    Official Twitter Account of Senator Grayson Manado (R-WA): Republican Senator representing the Beautiful State of Washington | People over Party | Moderate Conservative | LDS |
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    Grayson Manado (R-WA)

    Name: Grayson K. Manado Party: Republican Seat Held: Washington Senator Class III Date of Birth: 10/31/1972 Place of Birth: Tacoma, WA Place of Residence: Federal Way, WA Ideology: Moderate Conservative Race: Latino Gender: Male Religious Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Educational: BA in Political Science, BYU (1994-1998) AS in Zoology, Washington State University (1998-2000) Occupational: Student (1994-2000) Federal Way City Councilmember (2002-2009) Mayor of Federal Way (2010-2018) United States Senator for Washington State (2018- Biography Grayson Kahuhu Manado was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 31, 1972 to Latino parents, originally from Paraguay. Manado's family relocated to nearby Federal Way when he was just 2 years old and was raised there. His family are all devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints growing up and so he was raised as a Mormon, and still is a very active member. After graduating from Decatur High School in Federal Way in 1992 with a full academic scholarship, despite opting to go to College early, he decided to go on a 2-year Mission for his Church and served in the Paraguay Asuncion Mission from 1992-1994. Once he came back, he chose to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, he also participated on their Soccer team, earning a Varsity spot as a Goalkeeper. After earning his Bachelors, Manado moved back to Washington State and completed a 2-year Associates Degree in Zoology. At just 30 years old, Manado declared his candidacy to run for City Council in Federal Way, which at the time was a Council-manager form of Government. He ran on issues including lower taxes and affordable housing, and ended up unseating Incumbent Jeanne Burbidge with 58% of the vote, after a successful 7-year tenure as a Council-member, Manado filed to run for Mayor of Federal Way in 2010, when Federal Way voters voted to change the form of Government from Council-Manager to a Mayor-Council form. Manado was the first candidate and after running a close race against former Councilman Skip Preist, he took the win with 52% of the vote. He served a 8-year tenure, equivalent to 2 full terms as Mayor. On Septermber 6, 2017, Kahuhu announced he would not be seeking re-election as Mayor and officially declared his run for Senate. At just the age of 45, Grayson Manado declared that he will be running as a Republican for Incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell's seat, due to the recent success of moderate Republicans throughout the State, he also announced he would be running a moderate campaign focused on lower taxes, better healthcare, better gun safety, and LGBT equality. Every single poll leading up to Election day was tight, but Manado and Cantwell were very close in each poll, making the Washington State Senate Race officially a toss-up race, for the first time ever. On November 6, 2018, Manado won a very tight race against Maria Cantwell, with 51% of the vote, and Washington State elected it's first GOP Senator since Slade Gorton in 2001, he also became the youngest member to win an election in Washington State. He currently resides in Federal Way with his wife and 3 kids. Electoral History Party Candidate Votes % 2002 Federal Way City Council Non-partisan Grayson Manado 35,289 58.3 Non-partisan Jeanne Burbidge 25,200 41.6 2006 Federal Way City Council Non-partisan Grayson Manado 61,876 100 2010 Mayor of Federal Way Party Candidate Votes % Non-partisan Grayson Manado 32,130 51.8 Non-partisan Skip Preist 29,900 48.2 2014 Mayor of Federal Way Non-partisan Grayson Manado 43,561 68.4 Non-partisan Jim Ferrell 20,098 31.6 2018 United States Senate Class III Seat Republican Grayson Manado 2,235,999 50.5 Democratic Maria Cantwell 2,189,100 49.4 2018 Senate Electoral Map
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    Marshall Amendment 1

    Aye
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    Motion to Strike: Section 3

    Aye
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    Storm I on Domestic Violence Prevention Act

    Nay
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