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Jamie Pedersen to succeed Ed Murray in Senate, Brady Walkinshaw to take Pedersen’s House seat

by Paul Andrew – SGN Staff Author As expected, 43rd Legislative District active supporters and workers chose current state Rep. Jamie Pedersen to succeed Ed Murray in the state Senate. Murray, of course , is going to take office as Mayor of Seattle on January 1 . According to treatment, when a vacancy occurs in the condition legislature, the Precinct Committee Officials (PCOs) of the legislative district recommend a ranked list of three potential successors, and then the King County Council appoints a replacement. Normally the particular candidate ranked first by the PCOs gets the spot. Pedersen was the only person who came forward to fill up Murray’s seat, and as a veteran Home member, his selection was a no-brainer for the PCOs. Moving Pedersen to the Senate created another vacancy in the House, however , and that seat was the focus of a competitive three-way race in between Brady Walkinshaw – the eventual winner – Scott Forbes, plus Cristina Gonzalez.

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