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February 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM

King County

Call it what you will,

politics will play a role

You can take the party out of the title, but not the politics out of the position.

We recently spent a lot of the taxpayers’ money to administer an election to decide whether to make Metropolitan King County Council positions nonpartisan, in order to remove politics from the positions. Though the electorate’s decision was to make all of the positions nonpartisan, it will never happen except on paper, maybe.

In a recent article, “Who’ll get Sims’ job? Jostling begins” [News, Feb. 3], the party designation of every contender is included after every name. So much for nonpartisan positions.

Politics will never be removed from these types of elected positions.

— Robert Oberlander, Issaquah

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