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November 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Ed Murray exits as Senate Dems’ leader; David Frockt steps in

OLYMPIA — State Sen. Ed Murray, the mayor-elect of Seattle, stepped down Friday as the Senate Democratic leader.

Murray said he needed to devote his attention to the transition of becoming mayor. However, he plans to remain in the Legislature through the special session.

He said he’ll set a date later for resignation from the Legislature. Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, will take over as interim leader of the Senate Democratic caucus.

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