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Two-person race for Senate in 26th District; Angel, Schlicher both fundraising in six figures

Filing week is over and no dark horse candidates jumped in to represent parts of Pierce and Kitsap counties in the state Senate, so Rep. Jan Angel and Sen. Nathan Schlicher have the field to themselves.

It’s a pivotal race for the balance of power in the Senate, and it could get very expensive.

Sen. Derek Kilmer stepped down to go to Congress, leaving a vacancy to be filled for a year by a fellow Democrat and then up for grabs for the final year of his term. Schlicher, an emergency room doctor from Gig Harbor, was

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Two weeks to raise money for Senate race

Rep. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard

The fundraising freeze thaws for two weeks starting today. With session over, lawmakers can raise money again, including Sen. Nathan Schlicher and Rep. Jan Angel, who expect to go head to head this November for the seat Schlicher was appointed to in January.

Sen. Nathan Schlicher, D-Gig Harbor
Sen. Nathan Schlicher, D-Gig Harbor

Senate Republicans’ campaign committee planned a fundraiser for this morning. Party committees are not subject to the freeze but any money they raise during it can’t be spent on legislative races. I wrote Sunday about Republicans being far ahead of their rivals after a tumultuous year for Senate Democrats’ campaign operation.

I noted Senate Democrats have hired a new campaign director, but one thing I didn’t have room for in the print story: both Schlicher and Angel have campaign managers. Read more »


Rep. Jan Angel will seek Derek Kilmer’s Senate seat

Not yet a week after the election, the battle lines are already starting to be drawn for a key race next November.

Yes, it’s just one of 49 state Senate seats, but expect this one to be hard-fought and expensive because the state Senate is so closely divided between the parties and because the 26th district is a true swing district, electing Democrats like Sen. Derek Kilmer and Republicans like Rep. Jan Angel.

Angel, a former Kitsap County commissioner and a Port Orchard resident fresh off re-election to her House seat, today declared her intention to run for the seat

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Republicans Cloud, Young, Sauerwein running for seat; Angel not ready to say

The two Republicans from Gig Harbor who challenged Rep. Norm Dicks last year, attorney Doug Cloud and business technology consultant Jesse Young of Gig Harbor, will return to try again for what is now an open seat.

They’re joined by at least one other announced candidate, Bob Sauerwein of Port Orchard, who says on his website he works in the insurance industry.

Republican strategists will be looking for a more well-known candidate such as Rep. Jan Angel of Port Orchard, who said she hasn’t yet had time to think about running. She’s busy at the Legislature, Angel said.

Angel was a real estate

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Legislature approves ‘Discover Pass’ for state lands

Lawmakers wrapped up work today on one piece of their budget puzzle.

They agreed to charge $30 a year to drive into state parks and forests and other state lands, sending SB 5622 to Gov. Chris Gregoire for her signature on a party-line House vote. The governor has supported the concept and included it in her budget plan.

Her legislative director, Jim Justin, said Gregoire needs to take a look at changes made by the Legislature but that she’s pleased the bill has passed.

The annual pass and a $10 day pass for those who don’t buy it would raise $64 million, with $54 million going to state parks and the rest divided between two other agencies that manage state lands, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read more »


Rep. Angel to hold town hall by phone

Rep. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, plans a telephone town hall meeting today from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to talk about what’s happening in Olympia during this year’s legislative session.

Callers can ask questions and participate in surveys.

Angel represents the 26th Legislative District, which includes all of Pierce County west of the Tacoma Narrows as well as much of Kitsap County. She said in a statement:

I want to hear from citizens throughout the 26th District and get their views about the budget, jobs, ferries, and other issues we are facing in this session that could affect our local

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Business group endorses GOP lawmakers

A small business group today announced which incumbent legislators it’s backing for re-election, choosing 37 Republicans and conservative Democratic Sen. Tim Sheldon of Potlatch.

The National Federation of Independent Business is holding off on endorsing non-incumbents and challengers until after interviewing them (except one House member, Rep. Doug Ericksen, running for Senate) but its nearly one-party slate makes it clear whose side the group will be on this November. Unhappy with Democrats over the impact of taxes, workers’ compensation costs and unemployment insurance taxes on businesses, the lobbying group will be hoping Republicans take over the Legislature.

Sen. Pam Roach of Auburn and Reps. Bruce Dammeier of Puyallup and Jan Angel of Port Orchard won endorsements.

NFIB’s Patrick Connor said: “Small business owners know they can count on these lawmakers through thick and thin, and we hope the voters will join us in supporting them for re-election.”

The full list, including their rating by the group:

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