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November 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Republican party ends early in Bellevue

Seattle resident Shiao-Yen Wu and her Pomeranian, Zoro, at the Washington State Republican Party’s event on Tuesday night. (Photo by Ruth Moon/UW Election Eye) BELLEVUE — Would-be partiers in Bellevue turned in early last night as news of President Obama’s win filtered through the crowd at the Washington state Republican gathering. Though the crowd anticipated a…

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Comments | More in Local, State | Topics: Bellevue, Rob McKenna, Washington Republican Party

June 29, 2012 at 7:05 AM

A high school student climbs the local political rungs

Daniel Warwick is pure politics and persuasion, and he has the necessary skill: he has a handshake to remember.

The squeeze of his hand is fine, but it’s the character of his stare and the calmness of his brow that seal the deal. It’s a handshake moment that makes you wonder if you met his expectations, and recount how many times you pumped to make sure you at least are on his level.

For him, politics and persuasion are fun, challenging, rewarding and the best way to spend his high school years. Warwick is 18 years old, you see, and has already participated in more public service than most of us will in a lifetime.

He’s a suburban kid who attends Interlake High School in Bellevue. It’s hard to imagine him doing anything bad in his community, but for many it’s harder to imagine him doing all the good that he has tried to do. That is the hurdle he seeks to overcome. Warwick is climbing the mountain of local politics that is dominated by an older generation.

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Comments | More in Local | Topics: Bellevue, Democrats, Election 2012