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Update: Ron Sims tells Times he’s just homesick, won’t run for governor

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on June 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm with 6 Comments »
June 14, 2011 1:45 pm

That’s what Jim Brunner reports after talking to Ron Sims about the timing of his announcement that he is quitting his job in D.C.

Coming just a day after Gov. Chris Gregoire confirmed that the 2012 race for governor will be without an incumbent was just a coincidence. Sims, the former King County Executive and county councilman, said he just wanted to come home.

“…Sims said the decision was entirely personal, saying he’d grown weary of living thousands of miles away from his wife, Cayan Topacio. While he said he’s happy with what he accomplished at HUD, ‘in the end, all of the work in the world will never outweigh the love you have for your family.’ ”

Not only won’t he run for the job he sought in 2004, he will volunteer to help U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee win the Democratic nomination.

So much for a hot topic on local political blogs.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. jetalmanac says:

    You mean Sims actually accomplished something?

  2. His incompetence probably got uncovered in DC.

  3. Like I believe anything that ever comes out of that mouth, shaped like a horse’s pattuty!

  4. PuyallupGuy says:

    Let DC keep him, please.

  5. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    I thought we were rid of this King County liberal for good?

    I hope he runs for Gov. McKenna will win by 10% points against this guy. He is so liberal he makes the queen look like a GOP candiate.

  6. The Clear View says:

    Nope……groomed to continue his “service” to the residents of Seattle…..Ron “Tax to the Max” Sims will return with full Seattle support to create a “SF type city.” Yea!!

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