OLYMPIA — Dan Kristiansen of Snohomish has emerged as the front-runner to be the next leader of the state House Republicans, acting leader Joel Kretz said Wednesday. Kretz said he is not planning to seek the post, which was vacated when Richard DeBolt stepped down last week for medical reasons. The Republican caucus is tentatively planning to…More
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House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt stepped down from his leadership post Wednesday morning due to health concerns. He made the announcement on the House floor and said he plans to finish his two-year term in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was first elected in 1996. DeBolt, R-Chehalis, told his staff and caucus about the decision…More
Republican legislative leaders used a post-inauguration news conference to express concern about several parts of new Gov. Jay Inslee’s inaugural speech. Richard DeBolt, leader of the House Republicans, said he was nervous about Inslee’s support for new tax credits for clean energy programs, calling those and other Inslee priorities a case of “picking winners and losers.” DeBolt,…More