News 34th Picks New State House Rep.
posted by November 2 at 7:14 AMon
Sharon Nelson, legislative assistant to KC Council Member Dow Constantine, won last night’s 34th District Democrats (W. Seattle) vote to replace Rep. Joe McDermott in Olympia. McDermott is moving to the State senate to replace Sen. Erik Poulson who resigned in early September to lobby for public utilities.
Nelson, an activist to stop Glacier Northwest from expanding strip mining on Maury Island, won handily 78 to 39, beating Toni Lysen, a former one-term State house rep.
Next step, Nelson needs to get the nod from the KC Council.