Secretary Of State. Drew brought along husband Steve, the current Thurston County Assessor. Drew was the first and, at this point, the last Democrat to represent Washington's 5th Legislative District. The former Issaquah residents were very active with the 5th Democrats until Kathleen was appointed to a position in Governor Gregoire's administration in 2005 and the family moved to Olympia.
Drew hopes to break a 46 year run of Republicans serving in the position best known for running state elections. The last Democrat to serve that position was Vic Meyers (a Seattle band leader) who was defeated by Lud Kramer in 1964. The current Secretary, Sam Reed has announced that he will not seek another term.