July 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Counties to be reimbursed for election to fill Inslee’s seat in Congress
Nearly $800,000 of taxpayer money will go toward reimbursing King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties for expenses related to a special election triggered by Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to quit Congress to campaign for governor, The (Everett) Herald reports.
Checks should be sent this month. King County will receive a bulk of the money at about $529,057. Snohomish County will receive $106,576 and Kitsap County will receive $55,706. The amounts are tied to the number of registered voters in the district.
The state also spent $100,000 for a voter-education campaign.
Withe seven months left in his term, Inslee resigned his congressional seat on March 20, 2012 to campaign against Republican Rob McKenna.
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