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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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September 11, 2013 at 1:49 PM

King County Council member Gossett recovering from minor stroke

King County Metropolitan Council member Larry Gossett is recovering from a “slight stroke,” his staff said. Gossett suffered the stroke Sept. 2, and spent three days in the hospital. He is not expected back at work until Sept. 23, on his doctor’s advice, said his chief of staff, Cindy Domingo. She said he is doing very…


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April 26, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Metropolitan King County Council member Julia Patterson not seeking re-election

Metropolitan King County Council member Julia Patterson will not seek re-election, she said today. Patterson is finishing up her third term representing the 5th council district, which is in South King County. Before that, she represented the 33rd legislative district in the House and Senate. Patterson said that after 23 years in elected office, she wants to…


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January 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Three finalists argue for King County Council appointment

State Rep. Cindy Ryu told members of the Metropolitan King County Council that her perspective as a Korean-American woman makes her the best candidate for the council’s vacant seat. Shoreline City Council member Will Hall touted his experience as a planner, working his day job as a staff analyst in Snohomish County. And attorney Rod…


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January 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Ryu lease may become issue in King County Council race

State Rep. Cindy Ryu’s lease for her district office in Shoreline may become an issue in the race to replace King County Councilman Bob Ferguson. A Democrat from Shoreline, Ryu is one of five finalists recommended for the job by a citizen panel created by County Executive Dow Constantine. From those five, Constantine will forward three…


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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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November 30, 2012 at 7:00 AM

KC Democrats pick favorites to replace Ferguson

The King County Democrats’ executive board has recommended three candidates to replace County Council member Bob Ferguson, who will become state attorney general in January. In a vote Tuesday night, board members listed their top three candidates as Seattle lawyer Rod Dembowski, Shoreline City Council member Will Hall and state Rep. Cindy Ryu of Shoreline. The tally,…


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November 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Baby calling Reagan and Paige Dunn

Reagan and Paige Dunn on Election Night. (Photo by Seattle Times) Republican candidate for attorney general Reagan Dunn had quite an election night. His wife, Paige Green Dunn, due to deliver a baby girl any day now, grabbed him while he was doing a TV interview at the Bellevue Hyatt gathering for Republicans Tuesday night. “She was having…


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October 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

National GOP group attacks state AG candidate

A national Republican group said today it will spend at least $1 million in the state attorney general’s race backing Reagan Dunn and criticizing his Democratic opponent Bob Ferguson, who held a double-digit lead in one recent poll. The Republican State Leadership Committee announced that it was going to run TV and radio ads in Washington…


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June 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

King County ombudsman ends McKenna inquiry — too much time has passed

The Associated Press The King County ombudsman has decided not to pursue an investigation of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.  Ombudsman director Amy Calderwood said in a letter to McKenna released Friday that too much time has passed since he worked on the Metropolitan King County County Council about a decade ago. She says memories have surely…


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