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Candidate who lost race for state elections chief is now going for newly created King County post

Post by Joe Turner on Nov. 21, 2008 at 3:21 pm with No Comments »
November 21, 2008 3:21 pm

Jason Osgood, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State in this past election, announced yesterday he is running for Director of Elections for King County.

Incumbent Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican, won reelection to a four-year term.

King County will hold a special election in February for director of elections, which voters turned into an elective post in this election.

Jason Osgood Declares Candidacy for King County Director of Elections

Jason Osgood, co-founder of the election integrity watchdog group Washington Citizens for Fair Elections, today officially declared his candidacy for King County Director of Elections.

On November 4th, the voters of King County passed I-25, creating the new position of Director of Elections and sending a clear signal that the management of King County Elections should be removed from the control of career politicians.

Osgood, in announcing his intention to file for office, pledged to bring fairness and impartiality to KC Elections and to end the divisive politics of the past.

"The Director of Elections must be fair, impartial, and utterly committed to transparency and accountability", Osgood said, "My highest priority as Director of Elections will be to ensure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast a ballot, and that all votes are counted correctly."

Additionally, Osgood promised to work to protect voter privacy while also ensuring a publicly accessible vote counting process.

Osgood brings a high degree of experience and professionalism to the race for Director of Elections. He has worked for more than 20 years in high technology managing complex projects and has a unique understanding of the technology increasingly used to manage our election systems.

"The voters have made it clear they want a professional with the necessary skills and expertise to conduct our elections," said Osgood.

For more information on the Jason Osgood for King County Director of Elections Campaign, please contact:

(206) 724-2119



PO Box 30805

Seattle, WA 98113

King County
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