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September 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Ethics board fines Lt. Gov. Brad Owen $15,000

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has reached a settlement with the Washington State Executive Ethics Board that fines him $15,000 for using state resources for his nonprofit organization Strategies For Youth. The settlement, released Friday and which Owen has agreed to, would allow him to pay only $10,000 of the fine if he commits no other ethics violations for…


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November 7, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Finkbeiner concedes Lt. Governor’s race

Republican Bill Finkbeiner on Wednesday conceded that Democratic Lt. Gov. Brad Owen won re-election. Owen was leading former state Senate Republican Leader Finkbeiner by about 54 percent to 46 percent in incomplete returns. “The voters have chosen to keep Brad Owen in as the Lieutenant Governor. I have a lot of respect for Brad,” Finkbeiner said in…


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September 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM

A ‘Battle of the Bands’ in Lt. Gov. race?

In a busy political year like 2012, how do you get anyone to pay attention to the lowly contest for Lt. Governor? Well, Republican candidate Bill Finkbeiner has cut a music video — with the help of some Seattle grunge rock stalwarts. With former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and producer Jack Endino, Finkbeiner recorded a…


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