The King County Council race gets even stranger
In the month since my last report, there have been a few developments in the county council race between an accused drunk (the incumbent) and a fringe candidate (the challenger).
- The incumbent admitted having approved biographical information in which a bachelor’s degree was claimed, shortly after previously vehemently denying that any such résumé inflation had taken place.
- The incumbent filed a campaign disclosure notice revealing a $50,000 contribution to the campaign. The challenger then filed a complaint on the grounds that the contribution exceeded the legal limit. The incumbent then claimed that the notice was filed in error and no such contribution was made.
- The challenger will not have the support of the party he nominally belongs to.
- The incumbent agreed to pay a $8,000 fine for campaign finance violations.
- The incumbent’s pretrial hearing for drunk driving has been delayed until after the election.
- The incumbent’s party tries to draw attention away from their candidate for a little while.
The Seattle Times tries to summarize the state of the race with a series of articles: