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Running is nothing new for Barney

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on May 2, 2010 at 7:00 am with No Comments »
May 1, 2010 9:00 pm

Ed Barney made news last year for running 185 miles on the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic route, a four-day jog.

Now the Federal Way school board member is running for the state House.

He will seek the seat that Rep. Skip Priest is leaving behind to run for Federal Way mayor, Barney told a crowd Saturday at a kickoff event for the Senate campaign of a fellow board member, Tony Moore.

Cue the obligatory pun: He’s “in it for the long run,” he says.

He complained that the school district has lost $24 million in state funding since he joined the board nine years ago.

The Republican teaches job skills at Deseret Industries. He ran the STP to raise money for the Federal Way elementary track program. The same cause will take him on a run this summer from Blaine to Federal Way, 140 miles.

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