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Tag: Marilyn Rasmussen


Lachney leaves state House race; Marilyn Rasmussen might enter

Updated 6/4: Marilyn Rasmussen says she made her decision today: She’ll run for state House.

Two years on the sidelines is enough for Rasmussen, 71. “I don’t enjoy sitting and watching people make decisions without some of the input and experience that I think I have,” she told me.

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One Democrat has dropped his challenge to state Rep. Jim McCune, and another might take his place.

Bruce Lachney announced today he would withdraw from the 2nd Legislative District race. The fact that there are no Democrats left challenging McCune, a Graham Republican, didn’t stop Lachney from practically endorsing one.

He said he would “encourage prior public servants, like Marilyn Rasmussen, to consider entering the race.”

I talked to Rasmussen, the former House and Senate member from Eatonville, and she said she indeed is considering trying to return to the House. She’s been thinking about it since Lachney called her Wednesday to suggest she run, she said.

After 22 years as a legislator, Rasmussen was unseated in 2008 by Randi Becker.

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