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November 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

County Executive Dow Constantine marries in private ceremony

King County Executive Dow Constantine and his longtime partner Shirley Carlson got married Oct. 31 in a private ceremony. King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu presided in the county’s largest courtroom, just after dusk, the executive said. Constantine, who turns 52 tomorrow, met Carlson when they were University of Washington students and DJs on the University…

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| More in Local government | Topics: dow constantine, Shirley Carlson

November 5, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Constantine keeps King County executive job

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: King County Executive Dow Constantine was elected to a second term tonight, leading Alan Lobdell 78 percent to 22 percent in tonight’s initial returns. ORIGINAL POST: King County voters today will decide whether to re-elect County Executive Dow Constantine or replace him with tea party candidate Alan Lobdell. Constantine’s first four years in…

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September 13, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Former city housing director heads to King County

King County has hired another well-regarded city of Seattle staffer. County Executive Dow Constantine announced today he hired Adrienne Quinn, former director of Seattle’s Office of Housing, to lead the county Department of Community and Human Services. Quinn replaces longtime director Jackie MacLean, who is stepping down at the end of the year. While Quinn was director…

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0 Comments | More in Local government | Topics: Adrienne Quinn, dow constantine, King County

September 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Inslee wants special session on transportation — if lawmakers agree on package

Declaring that “our state’s transportation challenges are not going away,” Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday morning that he will call a special session for November to deal with the issue — if lawmakers agree on a package that can pass. But the Democratic governor provided few details about how that might happen just a few months after…

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August 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Constantine rolling; few surprises in other King County races

King County Executive Dow Constantine breezed through Tuesday’s primary election with 76 percent of the vote. Civil engineer Alan Lobdell was leading the challengers with 12 percent of the vote counted Tuesday, while Everett Stewart had 7 percent and Goodspaceguy 4 percent. The top two vote-getters advance to the November general election. There were few surprises in…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: dow constantine, King County Council, King County District 1

June 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Transportation tax proponents urge state Senate to pass bill

By Staff Reporter Colin Campbell The parking lot of the Bellevue Burgermaster was filled Friday morning with people hungry, not for burgers, but for state transportation funding. A coalition of local elected officials and businesspeople gathered at the fast food joint near I-520 to again urge the state Senate to pass a $10 billion transportation tax package…

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0 Comments | More in State Legislature, Transportation | Topics: dow constantine, Maud Daudon, Washington Legislature

May 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

King County update: Ryu undecided, Constantine quietly raising cash

Metropolitan King County Council member Rod Dembowski was appointed in February to a vacant seat, so now he’s defending his position in the fall election. And it looks like he might have an easier time than he expected. State Rep. Cindy Ryu, a popular Shoreline politician, was a finalist for the appointment and planned to run…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Cindy Ryu, dow constantine, Reagan Dunn

December 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Five recommended for Ferguson seat on King County Council

Five applicants have been recommended by a citizen panel to fill the Metropolitan King County Council seat of Bob Ferguson, who was elected state attorney general in November. Rod Dembowski, Will Hall, Cindy Ryu, Keith Scully and Chuck Sloane are the applicants. They were selected from a field of 13 candidates by a 13-member citizen panel…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Bob Ferguson, dow constantine, Metropolitan King County Council

December 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

King County expects hundreds of same-sex couples, ‘festive atmosphere’ tonight

King County officials are preparing for hundreds of same-sex couples to descend on their downtown Seattle administration building to get marriage licenses as soon as same-sex marriage becomes legal at 12:01 a.m. The line will start forming outside the building, at 500 4th Ave., sometime before 10 p.m., when officials say they will…

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0 Comments | More in Same-sex marriage | Topics: Cameron Satterfield, dow constantine, gay marriage

December 4, 2012 at 1:57 PM

13 apply for Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat

Thirteen candidates have applied to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Metropolitan King County Council, the county announced Tuesday. The applicants, all North King County residents, are hoping to succeed District 1′s Bob Ferguson, who will be sworn in as the state’s attorney general Jan. 16. An advisory committee appointed by Executive Dow Constantine will narrow…

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