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Emily Alvarado, Leah Griffin vie to succeed Eileen Cody for open seat in deep blue 34th

Excerpt: The 34th LD, which includes West Seattle, Vashon Island, White Center, and parts of Burien, is one of the most reliably Democratic districts in the state, so Republicans are unlikely to even bother fielding a candidate. The general election is expected to be a runoff between two Democrats.
Written by:Medhya Goel
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State Representative Laurie Dolan to retire from the Legislature after three terms

Excerpt: "I'll deeply miss working with my colleagues and constituents on issues ranging from education improvements to helping our hard-working State Employees, but this is a good time for me to step aside and spend more time with family," said Dolan.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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John Lovick moves over to the State Senate; Brandy Donaghy joins Washington’s House

Excerpt: With less than one month to go until the beginning of the 2022 legislative session, the Snohomish County Council on December 15th made two legislative appointments to bring the 44th Legislative District's delegation to Olympia back up to full strength following Steve Hobbs' departure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Yasmin Trudeau joins the Washington State Senate as Jeannie Darneille’s successor

Excerpt: The newest member of the Legislature is a Bengali-American who is the first woman of color to serve as state senator for the 27th Legislative District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator David Frockt to retire from the Legislature after the 2022 session

Excerpt: "I came to this job with the firm conviction that the privilege of public service does not confer a right to a position that one holds forever, and for me, the time has come for renewal," Frockt said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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“Consequential” 2021 legislative session is what voters across Washington State wanted

Excerpt: Recent elections have produced a responsive state government attuned to the needs and wishes of the people: a state government that is more policy-oriented than politics-oriented. We're getting action instead of theater.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate Democrats unveil their 2021 standing committee assignments

Excerpt: Find out who will be on each of the Senate's standing committees for the 2021 legislative session that begins in January.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A tale of two contested legislative districts, drawn to lean Republican, in a changing state

Excerpt: Democrats are poised to make gains in two northwestern legislative districts in Washington State, while getting wiped out in the coastal 19th District in the southwest.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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King County’s 5th Legislative District appears ready for more progressive representation

Excerpt: Democratic challenger Ingrid Anderson is ahead of fellow Democrat Mark Mullet in early returns, while Lisa Callan and Bill Ramos have secured reelection.
Written by:Martin Chaney
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Election Night indicates Washington State will see a blue tsunami, even if other states won’t

Excerpt: Suspense and savage political warfare over the outcome of the 2020 presidential race may take days or even weeks, but a blue wave crashed ashore in this Washington minutes after the 8 PM deadline for returning ballots.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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NPI’s 2020 October elections survey provides a rich political portrait of Washington State

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the Northwest Progressive Institute's findings in Washington State's 2020 statewide contests.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Pandemic politics in Washington State, 2020: “This is the weirdest election cycle ever”

Excerpt: The novel coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how political parties and advocacy organizations organize and get out the vote, Joel Connelly reports.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Governor Inslee endorses Ingrid Anderson over incumbent Mark Mullet in 5th LD race

Excerpt: A nurse running to champion progressive causes in Washington's 5th Legislative District has earned the support of the state's most prominent Democratic officeholder for her insurgent campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Suburbs getting bluer, rural areas getting redder, early 2020 legislative results suggest

Excerpt: The 2020 Washington Top Two election served as a vetting exercise on Tuesday night, with initial returns identifying the most endangered incumbents in the Washington State Legislature of both major political parties.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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