Steve Hannon drives an old pickup with 300,000 miles on it. He teaches school, serves as a building-level union rep for the state teachers union, and has voted for Democrats. But when it comes to national politics, he says Congress needs an “everyday” person like himself – willing to take an independent path on issues, like single-payer health insurance.
Hannon, who lives near Yelm, is one of six people who filed last week to run for the new 10th Congressional District, which runs from Shelton to Thurston County and north to University Place and Puyallup. He is running with “no party” affiliation.