Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri knows he wants to run for Congress next year (he’s just not sure from which district yet)
Blame the ongoing state reapportionment process which won’t be completed until the end of the year. Until then no incumbent or challenger can be sure which of the 10 congressional districts they will live in.
Still, that hasn’t kept County Councilman Dick Muri, a Republican, from declaring his candidacy.
“I have been a public servant my entire adult life, from flying for the United States Air Force, to serving on a school board, and representing the people of Pierce County on their county council,” Muri said in a campaign statement. “Congress needs leaders who can repair our broken federal government. With the vote of the people I will be that leader.”
He will make his formal announcement at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakewood City Hall.
Muri was the Republican nominee from the 9th Congressional District in 2010, losing to incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith. He would not be able to run again for his seat on the county council because of term limits.
But which district? Campaign Chairman Alex Hays said he thinks Muri could end up in the new 10th or in a reconfigured 9th District that gives Republicans a better chance of winning.
Here’s his campaign press release: Read more »