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January 8, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Inslee appoints Federal Way school board member to Legislature

Gov. Jay Inslee has named Federal Way School Board member Carol Gregory to fill the 30th District State House seat vacated by the Oct. 29 death of Rep. Roger Freeman. Gregory, a Democrat, was the first choice of Democratic party groups and was recommended unanimously by the Metropolitan King County Council last month. The 30th District…


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January 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Sen. Doug Ericksen wants to prevent repeat of Pflug appointment

Call it the Cheryl Pflug bill. Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, has introduced legislation that would bar governors from appointing lawmakers to salaried board positions during the candidate filing period. The move comes after a controversial appointment last year by former Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire. The governor appointed Pflug, then a Republican…


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