Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Tag: Patrick Reed


Another challenger in northeast Pierce district

The first day of filing brought a new candidate trying to unseat Rep. Christopher Hurst.

Republican Daniel Geske of Bonney Lake filed today to challenge the Enumclaw Democrat, who represents parts of southeast King and northeast Pierce counties in the House.

Geske says he’s “very conservative” on his Facebook page, but doesn’t include much other information about himself.

The other Republican in the race, Patrick Reed, seems to be ahead of Geske in collecting his party’s support. He recently announced departing GOP state Rep. Dan Roach has endorsed him.

Reed hasn’t yet filed. Nor has Hurst, who plans

Read more »


Patrick Reed of Sumner will challenge Chris Hurst in 31st Legislative District

Patrick Reed will challenge 31st District incumbent Christopher Hurst in this fall’s election for the state House of Representatives.

Reed lives in Sumner and is currently a program manager for the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia. He will run as a Republican.

“I’m running for the Legislature because unemployment is impacting so many families in my district,” Reed said in a press release. “I know the state can do better because I’ve seen first-hand how agencies can improve their practices and help new and existing businesses succeed.”

Hurst, a Democrat, served two terms from 1999 to 2003 and then returned to the House in 2007.

Here’s the press release… Read more »