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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
Categories:Elections, Party Politics, Public Service
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Emily Randall widens her lead over Marty McClendon in tight 26th District Senate race

Excerpt: With the November 15th ballot drop, Democratic Senate contender Emily Randall is up to an eighty-eight vote lead over Republican Marty McClendon in the closely watched 26th District Senate race.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Just twelve votes now separate Emily Randall and Marty McClendon in 26th LD Senate race

Excerpt: As of November 14th, a mere twelve votes separate Democratic contender Emily Randall from Republican Marty McClendon for Senate in Washington's 26th Legislative District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate Democrats select Andy Billig as their new Majority Leader

Excerpt: Andy Billig of Spokane, the State Senate's sole Democrat hailing from east of the Cascades, has been chosen to be the chamber's new Majority Leader.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Fain concedes to his Democratic challenger, Senator-elect Mona Das

Excerpt: Congratulations to State Senator-elect Mona Das, D-47th District (Auburn and South King County).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democratic challenger Mona Das overtakes Republican incumbent Joe Fain in 47th LD

Excerpt: Updated returns published by King County Elections show Fain now losing to his Democratic challenger, small business owner Mona Das.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mona Das closes in on Joe Fain in 47th District; now trails by just ninety votes

Excerpt: Democratic challenger Mona Das is on the cusp of overtaking entrenched Republican State Senator and alleged rapist Joe Fain in Washington's 47th Legislative District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mari Leavitt hopes to double Democratic representation in Washington’s 28th LD

Excerpt: Meet Democratic challenger Mari Leavitt, who decided to seek a rematch with Republican incumbent Dick Muri in Washington's 28th Legislative District this year.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Pinky Vargas, Sharon Shewmake, and Justin Boneau hope to make history in 42nd District

Excerpt: The Democratic Party believes this could be the year the 42nd Legislative District, located in Whatcom County along the Canadian border, flips blue.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Claire Wilson: Washington’s 30th District deserves an effective progressive senator

Excerpt: Can Democrats turn the 30th Legislative District completely blue this year? Meet education champion Claire Wilson, who is running against Mark Miloscia.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Seattle Times endorses Manka Dhingra for a full four year term as 45th District’s senator

Excerpt: The editorial board of the Seattle Times has decided that Manka Dhingra is the best choice for State Senate in the 45th District, a year after urging voters to fill in the oval for Jinyoung Lee Englund.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Is the 26th ready to swing blue with Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford?

Excerpt: After years of mounting losing campaigns in the battleground 26th Legislative District, Washington Democrats believe they've found three candidates who can win. Meet Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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