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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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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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November 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Constantine sets deadline on replacing Ferguson

King County Executive Dow Constantine laid out more details about the process for replacing Metropolitan King County Council member Bob Ferguson, who was elected the state’s attorney general. Candidates interested in filling the District 1 vacancy should apply by 5 p.m. Dec. 3, for vetting by a citizen advisory committee, according to Constantine. “The people of Council District…

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November 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Candidates jostling for Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat

With Bob Ferguson’s victory in the attorney general’s race, county officials now turn to the process of appointing his successor on the Metropolitan King County Council. That successor would serve next year, and the November 2013 election would determine the winner of a full four-year term for Ferguson’s District 1 seat. District 1 includes northeast Seattle, Shoreline, Lake…

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September 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Dunn opens wallet, puts $100k into his own campaign

Republican Reagan Dunn has sunk $100,000 of his own money into his campaign for attorney general. Dunn’s opponent, Democrat Bob Ferguson, quickly sent out an email saying, “he is trying to buy his way into the Office of Attorney General” because Dunn trails in recent polls. Dunn’s response? He contends Democratic candidates have an advantage in our blue state,…

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September 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

AG candidates stress contrasts

Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn, the candidates for state attorney general, squared off in a debate Tuesday at Town Hall in Seattle. Not much new ground was broken, unless you count both candidates revealing they passed the bar exam on their first try. But the two King County Council members continued to highlight contrasts in their…

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July 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

‘Tantrum’ or ‘dismal voting record?’ AG race clouds county business

Not surprisingly, politics in the state attorney general’s race have seeped into the business of the King County Council, where AG candidates Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson both serve. The latest instance occurred Tuesday when a committee vote on a study led to all kinds of charges: Ferguson fired off a news release that Dunn missed…

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July 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

County Council could vote Monday on Sodo arena

The Metropolitan King County Council could vote as early as next week on a proposal to invest up to $80 million to build a sports arena in Seattle. In a move that surprised some council members, Budget Chair Joe McDermott pushed Monday for the proposal to move from his oversight committee to the full council for…

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July 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Influential lawyer says arena deal breaks environmental law

The sports arena debate just got more uncomfortable for some local politicians. Peter Goldman, environmental lawyer and major campaign contributor ($1 million donor to liberal state and local candidates and causes in the last decade), contends the arena proposal violates state law. In a letter sent Friday, Goldman told top Seattle and King County officials…

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July 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dino Rossi appointed to his old state Senate seat

Dino Rossi, the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidate who started his political career as an Eastside state lawmaker, is headed back to his old Senate seat — for five months, anyway. Rossi was officially appointed Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Cheryl Pflug’s term in the 5th Legislative District. Pflug, a…

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