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Topic: 43rd Legislative District

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July 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Legislative candidate Jess Spear arrested in oil-train protest

Jess Spear, a socialist running against state House Speaker Frank Chopp, was arrested Thursday during a protest against oil trains running through the city. Spear and two others were arrested for trespassing by BNSF police after the protesters blocked tracks in downtown Seattle. Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF, said the arrests occurred after more than…


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December 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Pedersen likely to fill Murray’s state Senate seat; Walkinshaw in line for House

Local Democratic activists met Tuesday night to fill vacancies in a couple of Seattle-area legislative seats. Ed Murray’s election as Seattle mayor last month left his 43rd Legislative District state Senate seat up for grabs. State Rep. Jamie Pedersen will slide over to that position, as he ran essentially unopposed at a meeting Tuesday night of the…


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