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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dunn-Sponsored Bill Dies 2-2 in Committee After Dunn Skips Vote

Posted by on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

If Reagan Dunn is trying to fend of the attack that he's missed more votes than any other member of the King County Council, he's got a funny way of doing it. Dunn showed up for roll call at last week's joint council arena hearing only to skip out shortly thereafter, pretty much demonstrating Bob Ferguson's assertion that Dunn is in the habit of showing up for roll call and then skipping out shortly thereafter. And then yesterday, Dunn missed a crucial vote in the five-member Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee, leaving juvenile gang court legislation he co-sponsored stranded in committee by a 2-2 vote.

“Dunn’s absence prevented this critical public safety legislation from moving to the council for approval," Ferguson's attorney general campaign said through a press release. "He can’t be trusted to fight for Washington as our state’s top attorney if he won’t even show up to vote for legislation that he sponsors."

In defending his voting record (or lack thereof) Dunn says that the real work happens in committee, where proposals are deliberated and fine tuned before being presented to the full council. "I am always there for the votes that matter," Dunn told the Seattle Times.

This time, not so much.


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Pick1 1
Wow...he really is that godamn stupid.
Posted by Pick1 on July 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM · Report this
This is funny since one of the few arguments I read was that Dunn will be more effective at solving gang issues.

I guess this is the proof he cares so much!

I'm willing to bet he was meeting up with a campaign donor. Which is probably more important to him.
Posted by michael bell on July 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 3
Far too often you will find people who are constantly running late, leaving early, complaining about being so busy yet accomplishing nothing are actually dealing with a substance abuse problem. Or having an affair. They can never seem to provide an honest account of where all their time goes.
Posted by Sir Vic on July 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM · Report this
Wow. What a dumbass.
Posted by STJA on July 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 5
and the voting public only noticed his 1st name and "prefers republican party".
Posted by Max Solomon on July 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Original Andrew 6
Gawd this horrid, incompetent a$$hole really is gonna get elected, isn't he?
Posted by Original Andrew on July 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM · Report this
He certainly won't be getting MY vote. Ferguson has demonstrated qualities that exemplify what we need in our government. To me, Dunn represents some of the worst qualities that we absolutely DON'T need. Dunn is aspiring to be a career politician. He cares more for the progression of his career than about doing what he has ALREADY been elected to do. I'm voting for Ferguson.
Posted by Jetcitywoman2 on August 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this

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