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Tag: David Sawyer


Ben Lawver runs for open 29th district House seat

The field of Democrats hoping to replace Connie Ladenburg in the Legislature is growing. Ben Lawver announced today he is running for the 29th district House seat representing South Tacoma, east Lakewood, Parkland and Spanaway.

Lawver is a labor leader who works for the AFL-CIO as a senior field representative for Washington, Oregon and Alaska. His last job was the political director for the Washington State Labor Council.

Soon after Ladenburg announced she would leave her seat behind to run for Pierce County Council, Democrat David Sawyer announced he would run for her seat. Sawyer, a clerk at John Ladenburg‘s law firm, and

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Tacoma’s David Sawyer will seek suddenly open state House seat from 29th District

Just days after incumbent Rep. Connie Ladenburg announced that she would not seek another term in the state House of Representatives, David Sawyer announced that he hopes to replace her.

Sawyer, who works for Ladenburg Law in Tacoma as a clerk, is the first to declare in the district that has been controlled by Democrats since the Great Depression.

Sawyer has been active in politics for several years, helping the Barack Obama campaign in Iowa in 2008. In a statement released today, Sawyer said he is running “to bring jobs, justice and the American dream back to the 29th Legislative

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