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December 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

No “rubber stamp,” County Council appoints Mia Gregerson to Legislature

Update: 10:53 a.m. Added comment from chair of 33rd District Democrats.

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday bucked the choice of Democratic party activists to fill a vacant state House seat in the 33rd Legislative District.

The council appointed SeaTac City Councilmember and Deputy Mayor Mia Gregerson to the state House seat vacated by Dave Upthegrove, who was elected in November to the County Council.

The vote was unusual because it went against the first choice of Democratic precinct-committee officers in the 33rd Legislative District, who’d favored Kent City Councilmember Elizabeth Albertson for the position.

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