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Tag Archives: Appointments

Congratulations, Tanika Padhye, and welcome to the Redmond City Council

Excerpt: Yesterday evening, at its March 7th business meeting, the Redmond City Council selected Tanika Padhye to fill the vacancy created by the January resignation of NPI Advisory Council member Kim Allen, who stepped down due to having an increasingly travel-centric work schedule. Padhye, forty-three, was previously a member of the city’s Planning Commission and has […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thanks, Tim Eyman, for reminding us you’re incapable of comprehending our Constitution

Excerpt: Notorious initiative profiteer Tim Eyman has been active in Washington State politics a very long time — around twenty years, in fact. And as readers of the Cascadia Advocate are well aware, Tim has made selling destructive right-wing initiatives his full time occupation… to the detriment of Washington State. The majority of the initiatives Eyman […]
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King County Council unanimously backs Carol Gregory for 30th District House vacancy

Excerpt: After speaking with all three of the candidates nominated last week by the Washington State Democratic Party to succeed the late Representative Roger Freeman, the King County Council this afternoon unanimously voted to back Carol Gregory (the party’s first choice) to fill the vacancy in the 30th Legislative District. Because the 30th is a joint […]
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LIVE from Federal Way: 30th District Democratic nominating caucus underway

Excerpt: Good evening from Federal Way. I’m here at the headquarters of the Washington Education Association, where the Democratic precinct committee officers of the 30th Legislative District are gathered to draw up a list of candidates to succeed the late Roger Freeman. First elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2012, Freeman was in […]
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President appoints Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Excerpt: Fed up with Republican obstructionism in the U.S. Senate, President Obama plans to announce that he is appointing his nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the post effective immediately. Richard Cordray, fifty-two, previously served as Ohio’s forty-ninth attorney general before he was nominated by the President last July to run the […]
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LIVE from Seattle: 46th District Democrats draw up list of names to succeed David Frockt

Excerpt: Tonight, the 46th District Democrats and the King County Democrats are holding a joint meeting at Olympic View Elementary in Seattle to draw up a list of names to succeed David Frockt as State Representative There are a hundred and five Democratic precinct committee officers present, out of one hundred and sixteen eligible to vote. […]
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Governor Chris Gregoire appoints Judge Steven González to state’s Supreme Court

Excerpt: Governor Chris Gregoire announced today that she is appointing respected King County Superior Court Judge Judge Steven González to the Supreme Court to succeed Gerry Alexander, who will be retiring from the bench at the end of the year. The appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, is the second Supreme Court vacancy that Gregoire […]
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King County Council unanimously appoints David Frockt to be Scott White’s successor

Excerpt: Seattle’s 46th legislative district has a state senator again! Following last Thursday’s joint meeting between the 46th District Democrats and the King County Democrats, where Representative David Frockt was overwhelmingly selected as the Democratic Party’s top choice to succeed the late Scott White, the King County Council has unanimously voted to act on the recommendation, […]
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David Frockt likely to be Scott White’s successor as the senator from the 46th LD

Excerpt: The King County Democrats’ executive board (on which I sit) voted last night to adopt and forward a list of names to the King County Council to fill the vacancy left by Senator Scott White, who recently died at the age of forty-one of cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart, which unfortunately had gone […]
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