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September 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Former pastor will compete for City Council seat in North Seattle

Sanford “Sandy” Brown needs a new pair of hiking boots. The former Methodist pastor, who announced his candidacy Thursday for the Seattle City Council, has walked more than 2,200 miles in Europe since 2008, and he now says he’s going to walk every street in the newly drawn 5th District. Brown, 56, trekked across Italy and Spain…


Comments | More in Gun initiative, Local government, Politics Northwest, Same-sex marriage, Seattle City Council | Topics: 2015 Seattle City Council elections, 5th district, Halei Watkins

October 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM

More drama in the 5th: Fresh conspiracy allegations, brutal mailer

The race for state Senate in the 5th district is getting even uglier. A coalition of labor groups recently sent out a vicious anti-Toft mailer (Photo by Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times). Republicans, after months of accusing Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire of conspiring with former Republican state Sen. Cheryl Pflug so Democrats can…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: 5th district, Brad Toft, Cheryl Pflug

October 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Democratic state House hopeful backs GOP theory of 5th District shenanigans

So the last elected state senator in the 5th Legislative District, a Republican, has endorsed the Democrat to succeed her. And now the underdog running for the state House in that district, a Democrat, has endorsed the Republican for the Senate seat. Confused yet? North Bend educator David Spring, who’s running against Republican Chad Magendanz for state…


Comments | More in homepage, State Legislature | Topics: 5th district, Brad Toft, Chad Magendanz