While you were obsessing over the State of the Union or Deflategate, Washington state politics moved forward. Here’s what you may have missed: 1. Seattle City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen to retire 2. Truth Needle: GOP leader is right, Inslee polluter list tags UW, WSU 3. On Muslim Lobby Day, Muslim residents march through…More
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Former KIRO TV news anchor Susan Hutchison has been re-elected as chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. Meeting in Skamania County over the weekend, GOP state committee leaders unanimously picked Hutchison for a two-year term, according to a party news release. Hutchison will serve through January 2017. She was first elected in 2013 after…More
Susan Hutchison, the new chair of the state Republican party, gets a salary of about $75,000 a year — substantially less than the $95,000 earned by her predecessor, Kirby Wilbur. But when Hutchison tried last weekend to convince the GOP executive committee to boost her pay to Wilbur’s level, the conversation turned ugly and Hutchison’s request…More
Updated at 1:17 p.m. with comment from protest organizers After a group of women was arrested at state Republican Party headquarters in Bellevue on Thursday during a protest about national immigration policy, state GOP Chairwoman Susan Hutchison issued a friendly statement saying she shared their concerns. “Like them, we agree that our immigration system is broken…More
Former KIRO-TV anchor Susan Hutchison has been elected as the new chair of the Washington State Republican Party. At a meeting in Spokane Saturday afternoon, Hutchison defeated the sitting interim GOP chair, Luanne Van Werven in a runoff vote after two other contenders were eliminated. (The final vote on the GOP state committee was Hutchison…More
Update 3:30 p.m. Added comment from King County Republican Party chair Lori Sotelo. The surprise resignation of state GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur has sent a flurry of text messages and emails flying in Republican circles, as party activists chat up possible successors. One name that has emerged is Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO-TV anchor who…More