The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

30 January 2007

Update: The race to replace Ladenburg

A little over a month ago I posted about the entry of Pierce County Councilman Calvin Goings into the race for county executive in 2008, as incumbent Democrat John Ladenburg is term-limited and will probably be coaxed into a statewide run by Dwight Pelz instead. The race is likely to be the premiere local race of the year, and it just inched closer to realizing its potential as Councilman Shawn Bunney has also entered the race (though without as much as a peep from the MSM), who served as chairman of the Council up until earlier this month when fellow Republican Terry Lee took over for him. Another potentially-competitive Republican, Tacoma City Councilman Mike Lonergan, has yet to rule out seeking the office, while one of the stronger potential Democratic candidates, state Auditor Brian Sonntag, has stated he won't run and will instead seek a fifth term to his current office.

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7 Comments:

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous peter said...

sounds like it is Goings to lose.

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger TMW said...

Yes, I give him the edge for the time being.

 
At 11:42 AM, Anonymous cuyahoga said...

Peter, why do you think GOings is going to lose?

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger TMW said...

I believe Peter meant it is Goings' race to lose, as in, he is the presumptive favourite. Given his electoral record, I think he's the best bet.

 
At 6:03 PM, Anonymous peter said...

that is what I meant by my comments

 
At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libertarian Jay Mills is rumored to be contemplating a race for County Executive. 2008 being the first IRV election in the county, Mills could find out the impact on Libertarian vote totals plus allow voters to see how the system works.

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger TMW said...

Interesting, I hadn't heard that rumour. From what I know of him, Mills is a pretty good guy, so I hope he does indeed get in the race.

 

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