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September 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

King County sheriff promises crackdown on public, underage pot smoking

King County Sheriff John Urquhart, top cop on pot. WASHINGTON — King County Sheriff John Urquhart said his deputies will vigorously enforce Washington’s new marijuana law, especially against underage pot smokers. Urquhart is testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee on how to reconcile the state’s legalization of pot and the still-on-the-books federal prohibition. In an interview…


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April 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Urquhart getting ready already for November election

Although it’s six months down the road, King County Sheriff John Urquhart is getting ready for the November election. He’s set to kick off his re-election campaign at a meet and greet Wednesday evening at the House of Hong in the Chinatown-International District. He has lined up some big guns for his election roll out including King County Prosecutor…


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October 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sheriff’s candidate Urquhart raises 5 times more than incumbent Strachan

When it comes to campaign donations and funding, King County Sheriff candidate John Urquhart has blown away his competitor, Steve Strachan. According to filings with the state Public Disclosure Commission, Urquhart has raised almost $183,000, including $125,500 he contributed himself. His total campaign spending has been almost $170,000. King County Sheriff Steve Strachan, on the other hand, has…


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October 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Sheriff candidate Urquhart says former Spokane chief would be his second in charge

Anne Kirkpatrickformer Spokane Police chief King County sheriff’s candidate John Urquhart announced Tuesday morning that if he wins the race he will appoint former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick as his chief deputy. Urquhart, 64, who retired as a sergeant a year ago after 23 years at the Sheriff’s Office, is running against current Sheriff Steve…


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September 19, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Sheriff’s candidates squared off in Renton today

UPDATE 2:30 P.M. The race for King County Sheriff heated up Wednesday when incumbent Sheriff Steve Strachan and contender, former sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart, traded barbs for a good portion of a debate in Renton. The debate, sponsored by the King County Police Chiefs Association, marked one of the first times that Strachan directly attacked Urquhart. Since…


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September 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM

King County Sheriff’s candidate receives major endorsements this week

King County Sheriff candidateJohn Urquhart King County Sheriff candidate John Urquhart has captured the support of his longtime former boss, U.S Rep. Dave Reichert. The Republican congressman who served as King County Sheriff from 1997-2004, called Urquhart, in a statement, ” a leader of rock-solid principles and integrity.” “John knows and deeply cares about our community and those who are serving…


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