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Patrick Reed of Sumner will challenge Chris Hurst in 31st Legislative District

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Feb. 9, 2010 at 9:47 am |
February 9, 2010 11:23 am

Patrick Reed will challenge 31st District incumbent Christopher Hurst in this fall’s election for the state House of Representatives.

Reed lives in Sumner and is currently a program manager for the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia. He will run as a Republican.

“I’m running for the Legislature because unemployment is impacting so many families in my district,” Reed said in a press release. “I know the state can do better because I’ve seen first-hand how agencies can improve their practices and help new and existing businesses succeed.”

Hurst, a Democrat, served two terms from 1999 to 2003 and then returned to the House in 2007.

Here’s the press release…

PATRICK REED ANNOUNCES RUN FOR STATE HOUSE
Reed will be running for 31st District Position 2 as a Republican

Sumner, WA – Patrick Reed of Sumner has announced today that he will be running for the State House of Representatives in the 31st District, Position 2. Reed, a long-time Sumner resident, will be challenging liberal incumbent Christopher Hurst (D).

Reed has experience in both the private and public sector. Currently, Patrick serves the State of Washington as a Program Manager for the Secretary of State. Patrick has served on many boards and committees designed to help businesses of all sizes be successful. Reed’s key focus in Olympia will be on creating jobs and helping businesses succeed.

“I’m running for the Legislature because unemployment is impacting so many families in my district. I know the state can do better because I’ve seen first-hand how agencies can improve their practices and help new and existing businesses succeed,” said Reed.

He added, “I know I can make a difference in Olympia. I have listened to the community and I have concrete ideas on how the state can be more streamlined and customer oriented, making the experience of opening and operating businesses much simpler. This effort is critical, especially when you consider how much small businesses drive employment in our district.”

Reed and his wife Tina make their home in Sumner. He has a 10 year old son and 2 year old daughter.

You can find out more about Patrick Reed and his campaign for State House on his website, www.ElectPatrickReed.com .

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