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Tag: Roger Flygare


Recounts coming in three legislative races

Here’s our wrapup of Pierce County’s Tuesday certification of election results.

There are also a few other races around the state worth noting, including one in South King County that narrowly avoided what looked a day earlier like a potential hand recount.

Covington Republican Rep. Mark Hargrove‘s lead over Democrat Bud Sizemore grew to 157 votes on the final day, avoiding the manual recount that would have been triggered at less than 150 votes and 0.25 percent of both candidates’ totals. Instead, there will be a recount by machine on Friday.

There will, however, be hand recounts in Clark

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House candidate Roger Flygare of Federal Way revises inflated claim of two tours in Vietnam

State House candidate Roger Flygare has touted his military service in Vietnam and his Purple Heart while on the campaign trail, and has repeatedly told voters he served two tours of Vietnam.

He now acknowledges he served a single, yearlong tour in the war, and says he didn’t mean to misrepresent his Army career.

“It’s like a brain fart. I don’t know why I keep saying two tours in Vietnam,” he said Monday at his home in Federal Way while showing copies of his military records.

Flygare was addressing questions raised by a Lacey writer, Thom Stoddert, who dug into

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Priest’s open seat draws field of candidates

Rep. Skip Priest‘s state House seat is drawing a lot of interest.

At least five candidates have entered the race to represent the 30th District in south King County since Priest announced he would leave the House to run for Federal Way mayor.

Democrats Roger Flygare, CEO of a court reporting company, and Carol Gregory, who leads a Renton-based anti-poverty group, have registered campaigns with the Public Disclosure Commission. Two Republicans have registered, Milton Mayor Katrina Asay and Federal Way school board member Ed Barney.

Most recent to announce a run is Jerry Galland, a resident of unincorporated King County who campaigned against a 2007 annexation by Federal Way. Galland didn’t identify a political party in a news release announcing his candidacy.

Here’s Galland’s news release:

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