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10th LD’s Ron Muzzall appointed to succeed Barbara Bailey in Washington State Senate

Excerpt: Washington's newest State Senator is a family farmer from Whidbey Island with significant agricultural and business expertise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Republican Party claims it’s “thriving,” but that’s not what the data shows

Excerpt: State Republican Chair Caleb Heimlich says that Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat isn't being fair to the party. NPI's founder debunks that allegation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cheer up, Seattle Times: There will be plenty of exciting in-state political drama in 2024

Excerpt: NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve suggests The Seattle Times might want to devote some ink to the real fires that are actually burning right now, like the ecological catastrophe in the Amazon or Individual Number One's assault on our rights and freedoms.
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Why it makes sense that Jay Inslee will likely seek a third term as Governor of Washington

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee's first term was -- legislatively speaking -- sabotaged by the treachery of Rodney Tom. Inslee could regain lost opportunities to sign progressive bills into law with a third term.
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Republican State Senator Barbara Bailey to resign effective September 30th, 2019

Excerpt: The 10th Legislative District will soon have a new state senator, who must be of the same party as Bailey. The seat will be contested in next year's presidential elections.
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Alex Ybarra well positioned to retain Matt Manweller’s old seat for the Republican Party

Excerpt: The special election for the State House in Washington's 13th is turning out to be devoid of drama, as expected.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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State Senator Liz Lovelett leads in 40th LD special election, trailed by Daniel Miller

Excerpt: In early 2019 Top Two results in the 40th Legislative District, voters were favoring the incumbent and a Republican challenger.
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Derek Stanford appointed to Washington State Senate; Davina Duerr to State House

Excerpt: Today, the Washington State Senate and the Washington State House of Representative each gained a new member from the 1st Legislative District as a result of the resignation of former State Senator Guy Palumbo back in May.
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Liz Lovelett chosen to succeed Kevin Ranker as Senator for Washington’s 40th District

Excerpt: Lovelett, an Anacortes City Councilmember, was chosen by the legislative authorities of Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties to represent the 40th LD.
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Kris Lytton, Liz Lovelett, and Trevor Smith nominated to replace Kevin Ranker in 40th LD

Excerpt: A special nominating caucus of the Washington State Democrats has drawn up a list of three people to replace recently departed State Senator Kevin Ranker.
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Kevin Ranker resigns from the Washington State Senate following misconduct allegations

Excerpt: Kevin Ranker has resigned from the Washington State Senate following recent allegations of misconduct, the Senate Democratic Caucus announced today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the Democrats joining the Washington State Legislature on January 14th, 2019

Excerpt: The November 2018 midterms produced a more diverse Washington State Legislature. Get to know the newest Democratic representative and senators!
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Manka Dhingra elected Deputy Senate Majority Leader; will also chair new Behavioral Health Subcommittee

Excerpt: Manka Dhingra is going places. The pioneering 45th District Senator and Northwest Progressive Foundation boardmember has been elected to Senate leadership.
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Frank Chopp to retire as Speaker of the Washington State House after 2019 session

Excerpt: The 2019 legislative session will be Frank Chopp's swan song as House Speaker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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