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Independent seeks House seat

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on June 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm with No Comments »
June 10, 2010 8:56 am

Three candidates have filed to challenge Rep. Dawn Morrell, including a newcomer to the race who is running as an independent.

Brian Shaner, who will be listed on the ballot as “Prefers Independent Party,” is a business owner from Puyallup.

Shaner says on his website he founded Eyedeel, a media arts company.  He calls for lower taxes and a smaller state budget.

Republicans Hans Zeiger and Steven Vermillion have also filed to take on Morrell, whose position as House Democratic Caucus chairwoman makes her Pierce County’s highest-ranking House member. It’s a swing district that bears watching for voters’ reaction to Morrell’s support of this year’s new taxes.

UPDATE 6/10: A second self-declared independent candidate has joined the race. Larry Johnson filed Wednesday night.

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