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  •  on Scott White and WA's LD46 (0+ / 0-)

    Scott's death is truly a tragedy.  There wasn't another star rising as rapidly in WA state government as his had been.

    As David notes, a replacement will be appointed until a special election in 2012 to fill out the rest of his term (State Senators serve 4-year terms, and Scott had been elected in 2010).  By law, the appointed replacement must be from the same party as the departed legislator.  He/she will be appointed by the Governor from a list (of three?) proposed by the LD's Democratic organization.  The list will be compiled by a vote of the PCOs (Precinct Committee officers) of the 46th LD Dems.

    I haven't heard anything about who might be appointed to the position, though there was some scuttlebutt that one of the two current House members in the 46th was already angling for it (too soon?).  If she ends up as the appointed Senator, then the 46th Dems will have to go through the process again to appoint a replacement House member.

    grok the "edku" -- edscan's "revelation", 21 January 2009

    by N in Seattle on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 10:40:38 AM PDT

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